clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Philippe Gets the Full Maimon Kirschenbaum Treatment

If you buy something from an Eater link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics policy.

Thorn in the restaurant industry's side Maimon Kirschenbaum filed a class action lawsuit today against Philippe Chow, a restaurateur who is no stranger to legal problems. The suit alleges that Chow and his management team failed to pay minimum wage and proper overtime compensation, and that they allowed non-tipped employees to share their tips. The paperwork argues that the number of plaintiffs, which they believe to number more than 50, merits a class action suit.

Chow joins the company of Kefi, Le Bernardin, Daniel Boulud's empire, Alto, '21' Club, the Batali Empire, Brother Jimmy's, and Artisanal, just a handful of other restaurants that have been hit by a similar suits in the past few years.

The full complaint against Philippe Chow is below.

12cv5032 Complaint
[Photo]

Philippe Chow

33 East 60th St., New York

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater New York newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world