Telepan Settles Year-Old Labor Lawsuit

Bill Telepan

Bill Telepan settles.Photo: Patrick McMullan

Just about a year to the date that a lawsuit accusing Telepan of
illegally pooling tips was filed, the restaurant has settled with four employees for an undisclosed sum. Another complainant, Shawn Lee, refused to settle and will pursue his case. Bill Telepan tells us he had some explaining to do to diners: “Initially, some customers were pissed off, but they didn’t know what was going on. But once we reached out to them, they were satisfied with our explanation, and we moved on.”

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