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NYC restaurants scrap no-tip experiments

Louis Pechman was interviewed by CGTN America regarding tipping policies in New York City.

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October 18, 2018

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Historic NYC Ice Cream Parlor Served with Wage Suit

Law 360 reported on a lawsuit filed by Pechman Law Group PLLC against Jahn's Ice Cream Parlor.

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October 16, 2018

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2nd Circ. Raises Tough Questions About FLSA Settlements

Law 360 reported on arguments made before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Mei Xing Yu v.Hasaki Restaurant, Inc.

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October 11, 2018

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Former Landor Employee Files Age Discrimination Suit against Agency

Pechman Law Group filed an age discrimination lawsuit on behalf of an executive at Landor, a consulting and design firm owned by WPP.

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October 8, 2018

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NYC Restaurant Serendipity 3 to Pay $975K to Settle Tip Claims

Pechman Law Group obtained a settlement of $975,000 on behalf of 33 servers and bussers at Serendipity 3, an iconic NYC restaurant and ice cream parlor, for tip credit violations. This case was reported on by The New York Post and Bloomberg BNA.

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July 30, 2018

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Bistro owners mocked workers and stiffed them on pay according to lawsuit

Pechman Law Group filed a lawsuit on behalf of servers at Le Rivage for age discrimination and minimum wage, overtime, and tip violations.

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February 10, 2017

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NYC Eatery Fired Workers Over FLSA Suit NLRB Judge Says Law360

Law 360 reported on a decision by National Labor Relations Board Judge Steven Davis finding that Waverly Restaurant in NYC illegally fired workers who filed a Fair Labor Standards act suit against the restaurant.

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November 11, 2016

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Should Restaurants Deduct Credit Card Fees From Tips?

Whether restaurants and establishments can deduct credit card fees from workers' tips was the subject of a recent Bloomberg Labor Report. Read it here.

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April 28, 2016

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How New York City’s Service Industry Is Facing a New Era

The Village Voice explores how New York City's service industry is facing a new era, in the face of no-tipping policies.

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January 5, 2016

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Ben’s Best Deli in Queens Sued for Wage Violations

Pechman Law Group filed a lawsuit on behalf of kitchen workers at Ben’s Best, an iconic kosher deli in Queens. Find more information on this story here.

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November 24, 2015

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"No Tipping" Policy May Lead to Pay Changes for Restaurant Workers

Louis Pechman spoke to CBS News about Danny Meyer’s new “no tipping” policy at his restaurants. Find more information on this story here.

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November 21, 2015

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Danny Meyer Shaking Up Restaurant Industry With No Tipping Policy

Danny Meyer, widely recognized as New York City’s lead restaurateur, has established a no tipping policy at his restaurants. Find more on this story here.

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October 15, 2015

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"Tips suit against Mallozzis gets class-action status"

The Albany Times-Union reported on the class action certification of our lawsuit on behalf of servers from Mallozzi’s Restaurants. Find the full story here.

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September 21, 2015

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Lawsuit Against Le Perigord Reported on by Wall Street Journal

A lawsuit against Le Perigord filed by Louis Pechman was featured in an article in The Wall Street Journal. Find the full article here.

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August 21, 2015

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"Frank Sinatra’s favorite Italian restaurant sued over owed wages"

Louis Pechman filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of waiters at Patsy's Italian Restaurant for unlawful tip appropriations. Find the full story here.

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July 29, 2015

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Chickie's & Pete's servers finally getting improperly taken tips

Louis Pechman was lead counsel for private plaintiffs in a record $8.5 million settlement. Find more detailed information about this story here.

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April 27, 2015

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3.15 million dollar settlement Berke-Weiss & Pechman reached on behalf of the waiters of Sparks Steak House

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April 27, 2015

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New York Department of Labor’s impending issuance of a new Wage Order for the restaurant industry

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April 27, 2015

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Hooters Waitresses Hot Over Uniform Costs, Sue

Louis Pechman filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of waitresses at Hooters of Long Island for unlawful tip appropriations. Find more on this story here.

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April 27, 2015

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Employment law issues implicated by David Letterman’s office romance with a staffer.

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April 27, 2015

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$5.25 million settlement reached between Mario Batali and current and former employees

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April 27, 2015

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Another Reason To Scrap The NBA's Age Rule: It's Probably Illegal

On June 9, 2009, Deadspin called Louis Pechman’s blog about the NBA’s Age Limit “another sensible argument". Find the entire article here.

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April 25, 2015

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