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Northern Gentlemen’s Club Exotic Dancers Settlement

Ferny Properties, LLC operates the Northern Gentlemen’s Club, which has now entered into a settlement with its exotic dancers or entertainers. The complaint for the class action against the club alleged that it misclassified the dancers as non-employees, that it did not pay them minimum wages or other compensation required under the laws of North  Read more

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ATX Cocina Taking of Waitstaff Tips FLSA Collective Action

When customers leave tips at a restaurant, those tips belong to the waitstaff. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the restaurant and its owners or managers are not permitted to take them for their own benefit or use. The complaint for this class action, however, alleges that the restaurant ATX Cocina, LLC took some  Read more

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Elegant Affairs Catering Workers’ Tips Settlement

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.  Read more

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Men’s Clubs Entertainers Wage and Tip Violations Massachusetts Class Action

Workers are often forced to pay fees for business expenses and other things that they shouldn’t be paying, but it seems that female entertainers at “gentlemen’s clubs” are particularly susceptible to this kind of exploitation. The complaint for this class action takes issue with certain charges entertainers were forced to pay out of what they  Read more

Exotic Dancer's High-Heeled Shoes

DoorDash Took Delivery Workers’ Tips Entered on App Class Action

Tipped workers are among the lowest-paid in the US economy. When consumers pay a tip at a restaurant or to a delivery driver, they trust that that money goes directly to the worker. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that tips entered into the DoorDash, Inc. app do not go to the drivers  Read more

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Uber Driver Independent Contractor MA and CA Settlement

This settlement resolves two cases brought against Uber Technologies, Inc. claiming that drivers should be classified as employees rather than independent contractors. The complaints alleged that Uber violated Massachusetts and California labor laws in classifying the drivers as independent contractors, that they failed to properly reimburse drivers for expenses and failed to pass along to  Read more

Strip Club Dancers “Independent Contractor” Settlement

This settlement resolves a lawsuit brought by a former dancer against 7180 Sunset Blvd., Inc. and Three Group, Inc. under employment laws. The complaint claimed that the companies misclassified dancers, who performed at Seventh Veil, Royal Palace (Star Strip), or Crazy Girls, as independent contractors when they were actually employees.  Read more

Primanti Brothers Restaurants Tipped Employees Settlement

Primanti Brothers has agreed to settle a class action claiming it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act as well as Pennsylvania laws in its payments for tipped employees. Among other things, the complaint claimed that the restaurant did not satisfy notice requirements and took deductions from tips that it was not entitled to.   Read more

Sardinia Enoteca Restaurant Wage And Hour Class Action Lawsuit

In this lawsuit two former food servers at Sardinia Restaurant in Miami Beach allege that the restaurant violated federal employment laws by deducting inventory and uniform fees from their pay checks, which violated the tip employee exception to the federal minimum wage laws.    Read more

Pulse Restaurant Unpaid Overtime Class Action Lawsuit

In this lawsuit a former banquet server for private events at Pulse Restaurant in New York City is alleging that during her time as as an employee she was routinely underpaid for total hours worked, denied gratuity amounts to which she was entitled and was not provided with accurate wage statements as required by law.  Read more