A tip pool scheme was at the heart of a $5.25 million settlement reached in a class action lawsuit by waiters, servers and bartenders at a group of New York City area restaurants owned by celebrity chef Mario Batali claiming that a portion of their tips had been wrongfully withheld. The suit, which would cover up to about 1,100 employees, claimed that an amount equivalent to 4-5% of the wine sales were deducted from the employees' tip pool each night. The settlement must be approved by a federal judge.

Source:  New York Times 

Lexington, Kentucky wages and overtime lawyer Robert Abell represents employees to recover the tips, wages and overtime owed them; contact him at 859-254-7076. 

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