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Cafe From 'You've Got Mail' Hit With $26M FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (September 29, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT) -- Cafe Lalo, the restaurant famously featured in "You've Got Mail" with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, was hit Friday with a putative class action in New York federal court alleging the Upper West Side spot failed to pay overtime wages and accusing its manager of sexually harassing the wait staff.

A group of 13 current or former waitresses who filed the complaint claim that while they were compensated at the tipped minimum wage, they were forced to share their tips with restaurant employees who did not customarily receive tips and also allege that they did not receive overtime pay despite working...

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New York Southern

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Labor: Fair Standards


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Date Filed

September 26, 2014

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