Servers Accuse Waldorf-Astoria Of Tip-Skimming

Law360, New York (February 25, 2010, 2:46 PM EST) -- The Waldorf-Astoria, a Manhattan landmark, is facing a new class action accusing it of skimming gratuities customers believed went directly to the waitstaff at the Hilton Worldwide Inc.-owned hotel's private dining events.

According to a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the hotel has violated New York's labor laws by retaining service charges and banquet gratuities intended for banquet waiters.

The nine lead plaintiffs, most of whom have been employed by the hotel for over 20 years,...
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