Shelly’s New York / Fireman Hospitality Group Withheld Tips, Minimum Wages, And Overtime Case

STATUS: Resolved

Outten & Golden LLP and our co-counsel, the Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund, represent a group of workers from Shelly’s Prime Steak, Stone Crab & Oyster Bar, an upscale restaurant in Midtown Manhattan, in a lawsuit charging that Shelly’s, and its parent company, Fireman Hospitality Group, misappropriated tips, failed to pay overtime, and paid workers less than the minimum wage.

Servers, runners, bussers, and bartenders who have worked at Shelly’s between June 7, 2000 and the present may be eligible to be part of the lawsuit.

The four named plaintiffs in the suit are members of the Restaurant Opportunities Center in New York (ROC-NY), an organization that fights for New York restaurant worker’s rights.

Outten & Golden LLP is currently investigating reports of similar practices at other restaurants in the Fireman Hospitality Group, and at other New York City restaurants. More than 50 current and former employees of the Redeye Grill, another Fireman Hospitality Group restaurant, filed a federal lawsuit in January 2006 alleging similar violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law. Plaintiffs in the Redeye Grill lawsuit are also members of ROC- NY.

Please email Justin M. Swartz or call (212) 245-1000 for more information.

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


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