Hyman’s Seafood settles wage theft suit for $1 million

Hyman’s Seafood settles wage theft suit for $1 million A federal judge in Charleston on Friday approved a $1 million settlement for Hyman’s Seafood employees who sued the restaurant for illegally shorting their wages through an improper tip pool and...

West Ashley restaurants sued over tip out schemes

West Ashley restaurants sued over tip out schemes Two West Ashley restaurants are being sued for allegedly requiring employees to share their tips with owners and managers. Attorney Marybeth Mullaney, who filed the separate suits against Gene’s Haufbrau...

Jury to hear wage theft suit against Hyman’s

Jury to hear wage theft suit against Hyman’s A lawsuit concerning Hyman Seafood Co.’s illegal practice of charging employees for theoretical broken glasses and dishes is headed to trial. Marybeth Mullaney, one of the plantiffs’ attorneys, says Charleston’s...

Restaurant’s Wage Deduction for Broken Dishes Heads to Jury

Restaurant’s Wage Deduction for Broken Dishes Heads to Jury A lawsuit concerning Hyman Seafood Co.’s illegal practice of charging employees for theoretical broken glasses and dishes is headed to trial. Marybeth Mullaney, one of the plantiffs’ attorneys,...

Several wage theft lawsuits involve Lowcountry restaurants

Several wage theft lawsuits involve Lowcountry restaurants Lowcountry restaurants are accused of paying servers and bartenders less than they are owed, or skimming tips that belong to the employee. Employment Lawyer Marybeth Mullaney says, “You are leaving...

Zen Asian Fusion sued over skimmed tips

Zen Asian Fusion sued over skimmed tips An employee of Zen Asian Fusion earlier this month sued the West Ashley restaurant for requiring servers and bartenders to contribute a portion of their tips “to the house.” Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, tips...

Former employees claim Baroni’s underpaid them

Former employees claim Baroni’s underpaid them Baroni’s Pizza violated federal labor laws by paying its delivery drivers less than minimum wage for time spent washing dishes, mopping floors and cleaning out drains, a lawsuit recently filed in district court claims....

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