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We Love 13th Street Restaurants

This lawsuit seeks to recover unpaid wages for individuals who worked as servers at the Barbuzzo, Jamonera, Little Nonna's and Lolita restaurants located in Philadelphia, PA. The servers allege that up until August 2017, the restaurants violated federal, state, and City wage laws by paying them a tipped minimum wage of $2.83 per hour and requiring them to tip-out silverware polishers and managers. The restaurants deny that they violated any laws.

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Case Updates

Sep 19, 2018

Today we filed a class and collective action Complaint in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on behalf of servers at restaurants owned and operated by the We Love 13th Street group located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The lawsuit alleges that prior to August 2017 the restaurants violated the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act and the Philadelphia Gratuity Protection Bill by paying its servers a sub-minimum wage of $2.83 per hour plus tips but requiring that servers pay a portion of their tips to silverware polishers and managers. The lawsuit alleges that the silverware polishers do not have sufficient and direct customer interaction to allow them to participate in the tip pool. The lawsuit seeks to proceed as a collective action under federal law and a class action under Pennsylvania and Philadelphia law on behalf of all individuals who, during any time within the past three years, have been employed as servers. You can access a copy of the Complaint below. It is anticipated that the restaurants will deny that they violated the law.

Apr 23, 2019

We are happy to announce that today Judge Chad F. Kenney granted our motion for preliminary approval of the class and collective action settlement of this case on behalf of servers at the Barbuzzo, Jamonera, Little Nonna's and Lolita restaurants located in Philadelphia, PA. The Court ordered that notice of the settlement be sent to members of the class and scheduled a final approval hearing for July 23, 2019. You can access a copy of the Court’s order below.

Jul 23, 2019

We are happy to announce that today Judge Chad F. Kenney granted our motion for final approval of the class and collective action settlement of this case on behalf of servers at the Barbuzzo, Jamonera, Little Nonna's and Lolita restaurants located in Philadelphia, PA. A copy of the Court's order is available below

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