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.