Workers At NYC's Alto Dish Out Wage Action

Law360, New York (August 31, 2010, 11:57 AM EDT) -- Midtown Manhattan's Alto is the latest high-end Italian restaurant to face accusations of tip misappropriation and failure to pay its employees minimum wage in violation of state and federal labor laws.

Three employees lodged a putative class and collective action against Alto and the restaurant's owner Chris Cannon on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Cannon's restaurant group Altamarea Group LLC — which owns a handful of other upscale Italian eateries, including Convivio, Marea and the soon-to-open Osteria Morini...
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