Dining Co. To Pay Boston Servers $1M To End Tip Pool Suit

Law360 (August 15, 2018, 5:55 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge gave initial approval on Wednesday to a settlement that would have Landry’s Inc. pay $1 million to a class of 250 servers employed at its Boston seafood restaurant, Chart House, who claimed the dining and entertainment conglomerate wrongfully remitted their tips to hostesses.

U.S. District Judge Allison D. Burroughs granted preliminary approval to the deal to end claims that Chart House hostesses in Boston did not qualify as waitstaff, so the company’s inclusion of them in a tip pool constituted wage theft.

The settlement amount includes $333,333 in attorneys’ fees and a $10,000 incentive payment for each...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!