This lawsuit provides T.G.I. Friday’s current and former servers, bussers, runners, bartenders, barbacks, and other tipped workers from T.G.I. Friday’s nationwide owned and/or operated by Carlson Restaurants Inc., the opportunity to participate in this lawsuit and seek back wages owed to them for minimum wage, overtime pay, spread-of-hours pay, uniform maintenance pay, unlawful deductions, misappropriated tips, and recordkeeping violations.
Plaintiffs and other servers, bussers, runners, bartenders, barbacks, and other tipped workers are entitled to, among other categories of damages, unpaid minimum wages, overtime pay for the hours they worked over forty per workweek, spread-of hours pay for each day hourly employees worked over 10 hours, and uniform maintenance fees. Additionally, Plaintiffs and other tipped employees are entitled to damages for the misappropriation of tips when hourly employees were required to share their tips with employees who were not entitled to share in tips, and unlawful deductions for any deduction made from hourly employees’ paychecks that do not fall within the provisions set forth in the New York Labor Law. Finally, Plaintiffs and tipped employees are entitled to damages for the failure to keep accurate records and give notice to Plaintiffs and hourly employees regarding wages.