Coyote Ugly Bartenders Get Bounced On Illegal Tip-Pool Claim

Law360, New York (August 9, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT) -- A nationwide class of Coyote Ugly Saloon Development Corp. bartenders on Thursday lost their Fair Labor Standards Act case as a Tennessee federal judge ruled the nightlife chain did not illegally require them to participate in a tip pool with bouncers.

U.S. District Judge Aleta A. Trauger, ruling after a two-day bench trial, disagreed with class members that the tip-pooling policy violated FLSA because security guards were statutorily ineligible to participate in the arrangement. The class argued that bouncers get wages that are equal to or...
To view the full article, register now.