Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Delmonico workers suing over wage claims

• From the Times Union
Workers at Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse, which has locations in Colonie and Clifton Park, claim [in a lawsuit] management circumvented minimum wage laws by forcing bartenders and servers who work for tips to do cleaning, food prep and other jobs that pay higher wages.

The suit, originally filed in September in U.S. District Court in Rochester but transferred on February 9 to the Northern District of New York, which has a courthouse in Albany, comes amid an attempt by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The issue is expected to be fiercely debated during the upcoming state Legislature session and follows several recent increases to the minimum wage.
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