Applebee's Owes Pay For 'Back Of House' Work, Suit Says

Law360, New York (December 16, 2013, 4:27 PM EST) -- Nationwide chain Applebee's Services Inc. was sued Friday by a proposed class of Illinois tipped employees who say that they washed dishes, prepared food and performed other tasks that should bump them up to minimum wage, and that the chain took back their previously earned vacation pay.  

Employees Amy Cook and Devin Muscarella say that Applebee's illegally assigned them and servers in 26 Applebee's locations in southern Illinois untipped work, including bathroom cleaning and silverware rolling, while paying them sub-minimum-wage pay under the federal tip-credit...
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