Wage Claims Proceed In Four Seasons Tip Action

Law360, New York (October 1, 2010, 6:43 PM EDT) -- A judge has substantially trimmed the antitrust portion of a putative class action lodged against two Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts locations in Hawaii by waitstaff who accuse the hotels of stealing some of their tips from weddings and banquets.

The workers claim the hotels acted unlawfully by not giving them the entire proceeds of a standard “service fee” tacked on to the bills of weddings, convention dinners and other large events, according to an order issued Thursday by Judge Helen Gillmor of the U.S. District...
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