Fitapelli & Schaffer filed a class and collective action against Provocateur, an upscale nightclub in the Gansevoort Hotel owned by Michael Satsky and Brian Gefter. The lawsuit alleges Provocateur filed to remit the entire 22% mandatory service charge to tipped employees, including cocktail servers, bartenders and bussers. We also allege that customers paid a mandatory gratuity for private events, which was not distributed to tipped employees. Rather, tipped employees received a daily rate, which was much less than if they were paid the gratuities. If you have worked for Provocateur at any time since the club opened, please call us to join the case.