Fitapelli & Schaffer recently filed a class action lawsuit against Astoria Brewhouse, a very popular night spot in Astoria, Queens. The lawsuit alleges unpaid wages, consisting of minimum wage, overtime, spread of hours and failure to pay gratuities. We are seeking to have the case certified as a class action, where we would represent all tipped employees who have worked at the restaurant over the past six years. Employees are usually unaware that they must be paid full minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 per hour. Also, if an employee works over 40 hours per week, they are entitled to be paid time and one half of their hourly rate. In a restaurant case, managers, expediters and kitchen employees cannot receive tips. Restaurant employees who are not being paid properly should contact us for a free consultation.