On January 17, 2010, Outten & Golden filed a class action wage and hour lawsuit in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York against Artisanal Fromagerie & Bistro, LLC and its owners. The plaintiffs alleged that Artisanal violated the wage and hour laws by engaging in improper tip-pooling practices; redistributing portions of employees’ tips to non-tip eligible employees; unlawfully taking a tip credit and paying class members less than the minimum wage; failing to pay for spread-of-hours pay when they worked ten or more hours in a day; and failing to reimburse workers for the cost of purchasing and laundering required uniforms.
The parties entered into a settlement agreement which the Court approved on September 16, 2011, on behalf of all servers, runners, bussers, barbacks and bartenders who work or have worked at Artisanal during the Class Period.
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(*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)