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Fair Labor/Wage and Hour Restaurant and Hospitality Law

Feds Hit Long Island Restaurants Hard for Fair Wage Claims

In any case anybody hasn’t been paying attention, Federal and State Departments of Labor (DOL) have been hitting restaurants for Fair Wage Claims very aggressively in 2011. Trust me, it won’t slow down in 2012. Yesterday’s Newsday reported that the Federal DOL had reached a settlement with over 30 restaurants totaling $2.3 Million in claims. […]

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General Litigation

Supreme Court Allows Oral Wage Complaints to Form Basis For Retaliation

Ina decision that makes it easier to file retaliation claims against employers, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that workers who complain to their employers about wage violations are protected from retaliation even if the complaints were not in writing.  The case Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp.,  was decided by a vote of 6-2 (Justice […]

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General Litigation

New Tip Rules In Effect For NY Restaurants and Hotels!

Normally tipping is no more complicated than figuring out whether to leave    15 or 20% of the check based on the service you received (or less or more if the service was particularly bad or good). Well, for restaurant, hotel and bar owners, the NYS Labor Department has issued the first-ever set of guidelines for […]