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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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Informal Conversations with Department of Labor are Insufficient to Avoid Liquidated Damages in Class Action

In McLean v. Garage Management Corp., Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York reaffirmed the high standards an employer must meet in order to avoid liquidated damages under the Fair Labor Standards Act–holding that lessons learned from a previous … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court Rules on Meal and Rest Breaks Class Action

The California Supreme Court recently issued its long awaited decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. The Superior Court of San Diego County, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3149 (Cal. Apr. 12, 2012), in which it reversed the decision of the Court of … Continue reading

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