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Batali and Bastianich Sued for Failure to Pay Overtime, Minimum Wage

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Remember when Crain's indicated that some sort of labor action was brewing against Mario Batali?

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[The Plaintiffs] allege that they often worked more than ten hours per day and over four hours a week without earning overtime or minimum wage, and their tips were illegally shared with non-tipped employees. It’s not the first time a Batali waitress has spoken up, but this may prove far more damaging than the “Fanta Pants” episode. We’ll await comment from Batali’s camp — in the meantime, read the complaint below, and have a look at the plaintiffs over at Babbo’s website, where a staff photograph is captioned “success is impossible without a great team.”