Ex-Server Crafts FLSA Case Against 'Top Chef' Judge

Law360, New York (December 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A former server at New York City restaurant Craftbar has named celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, known for his role as a judge on the television show “Top Chef” and for his nationwide restaurant chain, in a proposed class action alleging misappropriation of tips and withholding of overtime pay.

In the suit, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Nessa Rapone alleges that management of the restaurant denied servers and other employees the tips they earned and distributed some of...
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