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This lawsuit seeks to recover unpaid wages for restaurant servers and bartenders who have worked at the Haute Restaurant & Lounge located in Philadelphia, PA. The servers and bartenders allege that Haute violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act by failing to pay its servers and bartenders a minimum wage and failing to inform them that a portion of their tips were being used to satisfy Haute's minimum wage obligations.
It is anticipated that Haute will deny violating any laws.
The Judge has not decided who will win the lawsuit.
As the case proceeds, we will continue to provide updates on this page.
Individuals who worked as either servers or bartenders at Haute Restaurant & Lounge are potentially eligible to join the lawsuit by completing and returning a CONSENT FORM. A copy of the consent form is available below. Whether an individual joins this lawsuit is entirely his/her choice. If you are an individual eligible to join this lawsuit, we recommend that, before completing the form, you call our law firm at (215) 884-2491. If you call us, we will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Apr 13, 2018
Today we filed a class and collective action Complaint in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Haute Restaurant & Lounge Inc. on behalf of servers and bartenders at the Haute Restaurant & Lounge located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The lawsuit alleges that Haute violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act by failing to pay its servers and bartenders a minimum wage and failing to inform them that a portion of their tips were being used to satisfy Haute's minimum wage obligations. The lawsuit seeks to proceed as a collective action under federal law and a class action under Pennsylvania law on behalf of all individuals who, during any time within the past three years, have been employed as servers or bartenders at Haute. You can access a copy of the Complaint below.
Jul 6, 2018
Today, the Defendant filed an Answer to the Complaint. In the Answer, Defendant denies violating the law and asserts that its pay practices are legal. You can access the Answer below..
Jul 17, 2018
The federal judge overseeing this lawsuit issued a scheduling order today setting forth deadlines for the remainder of the litigation. A copy of the order is available below. We will now begin with the discovery process.
Jul 23, 2018
Today we participated in a telephone conference with the federal magistrate judge assigned to this case. He has scheduled a settlement conference for August 21, 2018. A copy of the order setting this conference is available below.
Jan 15, 2019
If anyone should have questions about the status of this lawsuit against Haute Restaurant & Lounge please call our offices at (215) 884-2491.