Delivery Workers’ Lawsuit Against Indus Valley Restaurant Will Proceed As Planned

Indus Valley.
Indus Valley. Photo: Shanna Ravindra

A preemptive challenge to a lawsuit brought on by eight former delivery workers against ex-employer Indus Valley has been dismissed, City Room reports. The ex-employees are claiming that the restaurant withheld a cut of the delivery workers’ tips whenever orders were placed through third-party services like Seamless and GrubHub; the tandoor and kebab restaurant’s owners argued they were just trying to recoup the commissions paid to those sites in addition to regular credit-card-related fees, but it turns out that’s illegal. The eight workers will now fight for $34,000, or twice the estimated amount of money that was plundered from their pooled tips between 2007 to 2012. [City Room/NYT]