TGI Friday's Sued Over Off-The-Clock Tip Distribution

Law360, New York (August 15, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT) -- A former TGI Friday's Inc. bartender lodged a putative class action Friday in California court against the restaurant chain, claiming that the company unlawfully required its hourly workers to calculate and distribute their tips while off the clock.

Plaintiff Melody Truitt alleges that the casual dining chain did not permit hourly employees — including bartenders, bar backs, grill cooks, prep cooks, bussers, dishwashers, hosts and servers — to count and dole out tips collected from tip jars while on the clock, in violation of state wage...
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