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Cipriani Hit With Another Lawsuit

Grub Street - New York Magazine

Just when Giuseppe Cipriani thought it was safe to show his face again (he’s back in the country after a plea bargain over unpaid taxes), he’s been smacked with a lawsuit by five staffers who claim they weren’t given their share of the service charge that Cipriani levels for private events. The legal teams of Outten & Golden LLP and Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP are also accusing Cipriani of “time shaving,” described as “erasing time worked from the time records in order to pay workers for fewer hours than they worked.” Their full release is below. Keep in mind that Cipriani was hit with an overtime suit as recently as August, so this one isn't much of a shock.