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Le Cirque Gets Slammed With Tipping Lawsuit

Thorn in the industry's side Maimon Kirschenbaum has filed a class action suit against Le Cirque, for multiple wage violations.

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The industry's most litigious labor lawyer, Maimon Kirschenbaum filed a class action lawsuit against Le Cirque today in Federal Court. The suit alleges that waiters were underpaid and that tips were pooled with captains, who are management. It also says that workers weren't properly compensated for overtime. It's no surprise that lawyer is the one filing the suit. In the past he has filed suits on behalf of employees at Nobu, Jean Georges, and Daniel Boulud's restaurants, plus many more. Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich settled a case filed by Kirschenbaum on behalf of their employees for $5 million in 2012. This is not the first time he's sued Le Cirque, either. In 2009, he filed a suit on behalf of the company's catering waiters.
· Lawsuit [PDF]
· All Coverage of Le Cirque [~ENY~]
· All Coverage of Maimon Kirschenbaum [~ENY~]

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