Cirque Du Soleil Keeps Service Charge From Staff, Suit Says

By Kevin Penton (April 6, 2015, 6:03 PM EDT) -- Cirque du Soleil stiffed its employees when it did not share with its service staff a service charge that it collected from customers for catered events, an employee class action filed Friday in New York Supreme Court alleges.

The Montreal-based theatrical circus company included a service charge of 7 to 20 percent on tickets for catered events, but pocketed the money — in violation of state labor law — rather than passing it on to staff, according to the complaint filed by former Cirque du Soleil employee Marshall Maor.

"A reasonable customer would believe that the service charge was in fact...

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