Bowery Bar

STATUS: Resolved

On January 12, 2010, Outten & Golden filed a class action wage and hour lawsuit in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York against Eric Goode, Sean MacPherson, and several corporate entities, including Defendants Garden Café Associates LLC, Sulcata Corp., Bowery F&B LLC, Bowery Hotel LLC, and BD Stanhope LLC. The plaintiffs alleged that Mr. Goode’s and Mr. MacPherson’s companies violated the wage and hour laws by engaging in improper tip-pooling practices; redistributing portions of employees’ tips to non-tip eligible employees; failing to pay proper overtime compensation to employees who worked more than 40 hours in a work week; and failing to reimburse workers for the cost of purchasing and laundering required uniforms.

The parties entered into a settlement agreement for $1,500,000 which the Court approved on March 4, 2011, on behalf of anyone who worked at B Bar & Grill, Gemma, La Bottega, and/or Matsuri as cooks, dishwashers, servers, bussers, runners, porters, and/or receivers from January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2009.

Please email Justin M. Swartz or call (212) 658-0142 for more information.

(*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

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