DOL Audit Doesn't Stay Bar Workers' Tips Suit, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (June 6, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge refused Wednesday to put consolidated litigation accusing Chickie's & Pete's sports bars of digging into their employees' tips on hold during a wage-and-hour audit, noting that the statute of limitations for potential Fair Labor Standards Act opt-ins would keep running.

U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick rejected a motion from Wright Food Services LLC — which manages Chickie’s & Pete’s locations at the Philadelphia International Airport — and Chickie's & Pete's Inc. owner Pete Ciarrocchi that asked for a stay while the...
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