Law suits are bad for business, especially when they concern workers’ rights, or when they get into the press, or result in picket lines.
Recently, two employees of Babbo filed a lawsuit, alleging that they had not been paid. The Wall Street Journal reported that “…the restaurant was improperly taking 4.5 percent of its wine sales every night and subtracting it from the tip pool, depriving employees of that income and decreasing their base wage.”
The two employees — a waiter and a kitchen runner — hoped increase the stakes by bringing in more employees as part of a class action suit.
That’s exactly what has happened, according to a press release from the workers’ lawyers.
Now, it seems they’ve added a few more workers and included Bar Jamon, Casa Mono, Lupa Osteria Romana, Otto Enoteca Pizzeria in New York City, plus Tarry Lodge in Port Chester, New York. So far, tht leaves about 10 other Batali-Bastianich restaurants out of the suit.
What’s the lesson from Daniel?
Stephanie Capsolas, et al., v. Pasta Resources Inc., et al.