Applebee's Waitress' Tip-Credit Claim Cut From Wage Case

Law360, New York (May 15, 2013, 7:53 PM EDT) -- An Indiana federal judge on Monday trimmed a claim in a proposed collective action against the franchisees of more than 20 Applebee's International Inc. restaurants alleging they violated minimum wage provisions by saddling tipped employees with duties for which they receive no gratuity.

Waitress Jessica Roberts says her employers Apple Sauce Inc., C.J. Apple I Inc. and the companies' president, W. Curtis Smith, paid her a sub-minimum-wage under Fair Labor Standards Act rules governing tipped employees, but then required her to wash dishes, take out trash...
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