Lawsuit: Carmine’s Waiter Had to Share Tips With Napkin Roller

Photo: Shanna Ravindra

Carmine’s is the latest to be hit with what eternally busy attorney Maimon Kirschenbaum hopes will be a class-action suit. Employee Ronaldo Silva alleges that the midtown tourist draw didn’t pay him proper overtime and minimum wage, and forced him to share tips with employees who don’t interact with customers, such as “coffee makers and ‘roll-up’ employees, whose primary duties were to roll silverware inside napkins.” And here’s a new one: Carmine’s allegedly violated a law requiring employers to cough up “call-in pay” if they send an employee home early. As always, the complaint follows.

Ronaldo Silva v. Little Fish Corp. [PDF]