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Rewarding Wage Theft

Many banquet halls and catering establishments require customers to pay an additional “service charge,” often around 20 % of the total cost.  Can the establishments simply pocket the money or does this “service charge” belong to the servers?  In New … Continue reading

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New York and Minnesota Use Same Objective Test in Employment Class Actions Regarding Gratuities

In recent years, New York has received attention for its application of Section 196-d of the Labor Law, which prohibits employers from retaining a gratuity or a charge that purports to be a gratuity. In a 2008 decision, Samiento v. … Continue reading

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