Class Cert. Sought In Fontainebleau Tip-Pooling Suit

Law360, New York (June 2, 2010, 5:26 PM EDT) -- Workers at Fontainebleau Florida Hotel LLC, which runs a luxury 1,500-room resort with 11 restaurants in Miami Beach, Fla., are seeking class certification in a collective action alleging the hotel improperly required them to share their tips with nontipped employees and failed to pay overtime.

The motion was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, noting that 11 plaintiffs have joined the action and that the class could include hundreds of tipped employees who worked at the hotel in the...
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