Vic & Anthony's Workers Win Class Cert. In Beef Over Tips

By Dan Prochilo (September 12, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday certified a class of waiters, bartenders, busboys and other workers who filed a proposed collective action against Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse accusing the chain of seizing their tips and paying them less than minimum wage.

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman signed off on the motion for class certification made in early July by the two servers who filed the suit, enabling notices to be sent to potential members of the class giving them the option of joining the action.

Two waitresses, Heather Siler and Theresa Lee, who worked at the Houston, Texas-based chain's location...

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