Along with Lou Pechman, Esq. of Berke-Weiss & Pechman, Raymond Nardo filed a collective and class action against several chain restaurants in New York State. The complaint alleges, among other things, that the restaurants unlawfully paid its waitresses below the minimum wage because it compelled waitresses to tip out the kitchen staff. In New York, it is unlawful for wait staff to share tips with owners, managers, or kitchen staff. It is also unlawful, under certain conditions, for wait staff to be compelled to pay for their uniforms.
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