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Workers Serve NYC Celeb Chef A Suit Over Withheld Tips

Law360 (August 21, 2018, 3:42 PM EDT) -- Celebrity chef Marc Murphy has been slapped with a proposed class action in New York state court alleging that staff members working events for his upscale Benchmarc catering company were denied tips, making only an hourly rate that for some was below minimum wage.

The complaint lodged by Alberto Diaz, Alejandro Contreras and Vincent Settecasi alleges that Benchmarc Events includes a mandatory charge for its catering services that any reasonable client would think covers tips for the staff, but which isn’t actually the case. Instead, the...
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