CORRECTED: Union Square Hospitality Hit With Tipping Class Action

Law360, New York (December 11, 2015, 6:31 PM EST) -- Celebrity chef Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group was hit with a proposed class action on Friday in New York federal court that accuses the company of stiffing workers on tips, weeks after the restaurant mogul announced he would phase out gratuities at all of his restaurants by next year.

Uzzol Siddiky and Kawsar A. Maruf, who both worked as bussers at USHG's Gramercy Tavern in Manhattan, said that the restaurant regularly pooled the tips of service employees and distributed them among the workers, including to managers and other tip-ineligible employees. They said this practice resulted in them not being paid...

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