Some people receive tips as part of their work—waiters and delivery persons, for example. Employers may take a “tip credit” and pay these workers less than the minimum wage for their tipped duties. However, the complaint for this class action claims that two Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine restaurants paid workers less for non-tipped duties as well. Also, the complaint claims that the employers violated other federal and state labor laws as well.
Employers sometimes try to pay employees less by hiring them for one kind of work and then requiring them to do another kind of work at the same wage. The complaint for this class action claims that workers at Manhattan Diner (officeially Karpenisi Rest, Inc.) were hired as tipped workers but made to do other non-tipped work. The complaint also alleges that their employers did not pay for all hours worked or pay proper overtime and that they violated other provisions of the FLSA and NYLL.
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.
This class action alleges that the Walmart store in Chino, California violated California employment laws by failing to pay minimum wages for all hours worked; failing to pay overtime for hours in excess of eight per day or forty per workweek; failing to let employees take a second meal break when they worked a shift in excess of ten hours; failing to keep accurate wage statements; and failing to pay all money owed at termination of employment.