‘Top Chef’ Judge’s Restaurant Settles FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (July 17, 2009, 1:31 PM EDT) -- A judge has signed off on a settlement between “Top Chef” judge Tom Colicchio’s Craft chain of restaurants and a former Craftbar server who filed a proposed class action alleging that the celebrity chef bilked servers out of overtime pay and unfairly pooled tips.

The confidential settlement, approved Wednesday, resolves litigation filed less than a year ago in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by Nessa Rapone, a former server at Colicchio’s New York City restaurant Craftbar.

Rapone filed the suit...
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