Texas Roadhouse Pays $5M To End Server Tip Suit

Law360, New York (May 1, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT) -- Texas Roadhouse Inc. agreed Monday to serve up $5 million to settle a putative class action that accused the restaurant chain of violating Massachusetts law by requiring waiters to share tips with nonwaiter employees and paying less than the state's minimum wage.

The plaintiffs, former Texas Roadhouse workers, filed a motion asking a federal judge in Boston for preliminary approval of the class action settlement deal, which covers all people employed as servers at Texas Roadhouse restaurants in Massachusetts from Jan. 18, 2005, through the date...
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