In restaurants and diners, an employer may take a tip credit against the minimum wage. That means that the employer pays a wage of $2.13 per hour to the employee and hopes/anticipates that the employee will derive a sufficient number of tips, per hour, to equal or exceed the minimum wage. Often times, waiters and

I happily note that a positive trend, in my view, is continuing.  That is to say, the defeating of FLSA collective actions by defendants asserting that there is not enough similarity in the putative plaintiffs to warrant their conditional certification into a class.  A federal judge has just rejected a motion for conditional certification, in

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that United States Beef Corp., doing business as Arby’s, has agreed to pay back wages in the amount of $55,838 based on their failure to properly calculate overtime.  This agreement came following an investigation by the DOL, which found that 255 Arby’s restaurants had failed

A group of employees has filed a lawsuit against a high-end Greek restaurant situate in the vacation haven of the Hamptons.  The plaintiffs, servers, are alleging that the employer improperly implemented a tip-pooling policy that violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  Four employees filed the case, but the allegation is there are 75 others