Abe & Arthur’s Slapped With Wage-Violation Suit

Photo: Melissa Hom

Yikes: We wouldn’t want to be Abe or Arthur right now. Following unsavory allegations last year that Abe & Arthur’s partner Mark Birnbaum sexually harassed a female employee at Tenjune, the clubby restaurant’s owners are in more hot water. This time the lawsuit alleges the sort of wage-law violations that have been pinned on, at this point, scores of NYC eateries: improper overtime compensation and illegal tip pooling. The complaint has been filed by none other than “scourge of restaurateurs” Maimon Kirschenbaum, so we’re guessing this is going to cost the restaurant. At least we know they can afford it.