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Louis Pechman
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Sep 21, 2012

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Landmark Decisions for Waiters’ Rights in Batali and Pier Sixty Cases

On September 13, New York federal court Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis approved a $5.25 million dollar settlement between current and former tipped service workers and Mario Batali’s eight New York City restaurants: Babbo, Bar Jamon, Casa Mono, Del Posto, Esca, Lupa, Otto, and Tarry Lodge.  The following day, September 14,…See More
Sep 17, 2012

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Landmark Decisions for Waiters’ Rights in Batali and Pier Sixty Cases

On September 13, New York federal court Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis approved a $5.25 million dollar settlement between current and former tipped service workers and Mario Batali’s eight New York City restaurants: Babbo, Bar Jamon, Casa Mono, Del Posto, Esca, Lupa, Otto, and Tarry Lodge.  The following day, September 14,…See More
Sep 17, 2012
Giuseppe De Carlo commented on Louis Pechman's blog post Important Decision on Tip Credit Issued in Applebee’s Case
"Has anyone bothered to find out what is the duties of occupatin. 1. ariving on time, to prepare for service, which takes about one and a half hour, if you like I discribe the routine, 2. to have half hour dinner brake. 3. be ready for service at 12…"
May 13, 2011

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Important Decision on Tip Credit Issued in Applebee’s Case

A tipped waiter who spends more than twenty percent of his time performing work which does not generate tips should receive the full federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour and not the reduced wage for tipped employees allowed under the law, according to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The Court’s…See More
May 6, 2011

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Louis Pechman's blog post was featured

10 Things You Need to Know About the New Hospitality Wage Order Issued by the New York State Department of Labor

The New York State Department of Labor has issued new wage regulations applicable to employees in the restaurant and hotel industry. The new Hospitality Wage Order, effective January 1, 2011, brings significant changes that both employers and employees in the restaurant industry should be aware of. 1. Increased Minimum Wage For Tipped Employees The minimum wage for tipped food service employees will increase from $4.65 per hour to $5.00 per hour, while the tip credit will be reduced to $2.25…See More
Dec 30, 2010

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10 Things You Need to Know About the New Hospitality Wage Order Issued by the New York State Department of Labor

The New York State Department of Labor has issued new wage regulations applicable to employees in the restaurant and hotel industry. The new Hospitality Wage Order, effective January 1, 2011, brings significant changes that both employers and employees in the restaurant industry should be aware of. 1. Increased Minimum Wage For Tipped Employees The minimum wage for tipped food service employees will increase from $4.65 per hour to $5.00 per hour, while the tip credit will be reduced to $2.25…See More
Dec 29, 2010

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Zagat Letter to New York Times Gets Rated By Waiterpay.com

 Tim and Nina Zagat, co-founders of Zagat Survey, in their December 13 letter to the New York Times titled “Adding Fairness to the Tip” raise important issues as to why New York City restaurants are being sued by their workers and what the future holds for the industry.  The Zagats rhetorically ask what is behind the onslaught of…See More
Dec 21, 2010

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Zagat Letter to New York Times Gets Rated By Waiterpay.com

 Tim and Nina Zagat, co-founders of Zagat Survey, in their December 13 letter to the New York Times titled “Adding Fairness to the Tip” raise important issues as to why New York City restaurants are being sued by their workers and what the future holds for the industry.  The Zagats rhetorically ask what is behind the onslaught of…See More
Dec 20, 2010
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Biography
In my law practice, we have represented numerous restaurants and hundreds of restaurant employees with employment law issues.

I recently launched a website, waiterpay.com, which is intended to promote awareness about the wage and hour laws in New York so that employees and restaurant owners alike have a greater understanding of their respective rights and obligations.

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Landmark Decisions for Waiters’ Rights in Batali and Pier Sixty Cases

Posted on September 17, 2012 at 11:43am 1 Comment

On September 13, New York federal court Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis approved a $5.25 million dollar settlement between current and former tipped service workers and Mario Batali’s eight New York City restaurants: Babbo, Bar Jamon, Casa Mono, Del Posto, Esca, Lupa, Otto, and Tarry Lodge.  The following…

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Important Decision on Tip Credit Issued in Applebee’s Case

Posted on May 6, 2011 at 1:02pm 1 Comment

A tipped waiter who spends more than twenty percent of his time performing work which does not generate tips should receive the full federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour and not the reduced wage for tipped employees allowed under the law, according to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The Court’s…

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10 Things You Need to Know About the New Hospitality Wage Order Issued by the New York State Department of Labor

Posted on December 29, 2010 at 3:42pm 0 Comments

The New York State Department of Labor has issued new wage regulations applicable to employees in the restaurant and hotel industry. The new Hospitality Wage Order, effective January 1, 2011, brings significant changes that both employers and employees in the restaurant industry should be aware of.

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Zagat Letter to New York Times Gets Rated By Waiterpay.com

Posted on December 20, 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

 

Tim and Nina Zagat, co-founders of Zagat Survey, in their December 13 letter to the New York Times titled “Adding Fairness to the Tip” raise important issues as to why New York City restaurants are being sued by their workers and what the future holds for the industry.  The Zagats rhetorically ask what is behind the onslaught…

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