Tipped Workers Hit Fla. Hard Rock With Wage Action

Law360, New York (January 18, 2011, 6:15 PM ET) -- Hard Rock Cafe International Inc. was smacked with a putative class action Tuesday alleging servers and bartenders at its Orlando, Fla., restaurant were illegally paid less than minimum wage.

The complaint, lodged in Circuit Court in Orange County, Fla., said that Florida and federal law allows companies to use a portion of tips to satisfy minimum wage obligations only when servers and bartenders retain all of their tips or when servers and bartenders set up a tip pooling arrangement.

But at the Hard Rock Cafe's Orlando...
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