Elegant Affairs Catering Workers’ Tips Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

RSA Catering, LLC, which does business as Elegant Affairs, has agreed to pay nearly a million dollars to settle a class action alleging that the company unlawfully withheld tips from workers and failed to provide wage notices to workers, in violation of New York State Labor Law.

Docket Number:


Company: RSA Catering, LLC

Filing Deadline: August 7, 2020

Class Period: August 16, 2011 to March 5, 2020

Objection Deadline: August 7, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: August 7, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: March 5, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

You need to provide documentation if you dispute the company’s information about your earnings during the class period.


You may be eligible if you are an individual who performed service work at catered events for Elegant Affairs, between August 16, 2011 and March 5, 2020, in positions that customarily receive tips, such as waitstaff, captains, servers, bussers, and bartenders. Those who were recruited or paid by third-party staffing agencies may be class members if they are included in the Class List and sufficient records are provided to enable calculation of their individual allocations.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Points will be assigned to class members based on their yearly earnings with the company. Amounts will be allocated based on the individual’s number of points compared to the total number of points, and paid out of the net settlement fund. If the proposed payout is more than $500,000, Elegant Affairs may terminate the settlement agreement. If they do terminate, plaintiff and class counsel may elect to proportionately reduce amounts for each individual rather than restarting litigation.

Total Settlement Amount: $950,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Leeds Brown Law PC

Claim Form: Elegant Affairs Catering Workers’ Tips Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Barnes v RSA Catering LLC dba Elegant Affairs et al

Settlement Website: Elegant Affairs Catering Workers’ Tips Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Simpluris, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Barnes v. RSA Catering LLC dba Elegant Affairs et al.
c/o Simpluris Inc.
PO Box 26170
Santa Ana, CA 92799

Tags: Employment Violations, Unpaid Tips