Another High Profile New York City Wage and Hour Violation Spearheaded by Attorney Kirschenbaum
This article, from GrubStreet.com, highlights yet another case of wage and hour violations at a renowned New York City eatery. This time, the target is Carmine's, a popular tourist spot. A waiter at the restaurant, Ronaldo Silva, has alleged that the midtown restaurant failed to provide overtime pay and compelled him to share tips with workers who didn't deal directly with customers - in particular, "napkin rollers" and people who made coffee.
Silva's suit -- which is being spearheaded by Joseph & Kirschenbaum's own Maimon Kirschenbaum -- also alleges that the restaurant violated a law that compels employers who send staff home early to pay "call in pay" - essentially, to compensate the employees for showing up, even if they are not used for service.
The article discusses how Silva's complaint may be the first of several to follow. Perhaps this case will evolve into a class action suit against the New York City restaurant.