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Pizza Start-up Created a Cryptocurrency That Pays Workers for Company’s Success
They get awarded quasi-shares that rise with the company’s worth.
Facebook Cafeteria Workers Unionize in Hopes of Improving Wages
The current $18.81 hourly wage isn’t enough to make ends meet in an area where prices are so inflated.
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Starbucks’s Surprise Pay Raise Actually Comes With an Asterisk
The increase promised for October is just 2017’s annual raise a few months early.
Ruby Tuesday Accused of Underpaying Servers
Servers say they were required to do tons of side jobs for no tips.
Why New York’s Restaurants Are About to Get a Lot More Expensive
“There’s something bubbling as people think about how to move forward … “
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McDonald’s Efforts to Wiggle Out of the Government’s Wage-Violation
After first trying to heavily redact documents, it wants the entire request quashed as too costly.
Upper Crust, Not Your Average Joe’s Stiff the Average Joes Who Work There
The chains join a list of Boston-area restaurants accused of underpaying employees.
NJ Wineries Toast to Direct Shipping; Red Meat Consumption Increases Chances of
Plus: Takeru Kobayashi shatters the grilled cheese sandwich-eating record at SXSW; and some scientist argue that genetically modified foods may be good for you, all in our morning news roundup.
Batali May Face Further Legal Woes
Plus, ‘Masterchef’ is “American Idol for foodies.”
Care to See the Cipriani Lawsuit?
Read the complaint that cater-waiters brought against the events juggernaut.
Cipriani Says Lawsuit Is a ‘Desperate Attempt’
Cipriani says workers are wrong to say they were stiffed out of tips, but their lawyer has a different story.
Cipriani Hit With Another Lawsuit
Add this one to the pile.
Two More ‘Habana Girls’ Come Forward About ‘Maniacal
Two former waitresses say Café Habana’s risqué calendars were their idea, but went in a different direction.
Lawyer Says ‘Habana Girls’ Have ‘An Active Imagination’
Were accusations of sexual harassment at a trendy Nolita eatery inspired by the Hawaiian Tropic Zone case?
‘Habana Girls’ File Lawsuit Over Wages, Pinup Calendar
Café Habana is the subject of a steamy lawsuit.
Raided Aunt Suzie’s Owner: ‘I Felt Like I Was Living in Some Kind of
Irene Lo Re explains her positions on mandatory sick leave and her alleged underpayment of employees.
Aunt Suzie’s Owner Spoke Against Sick Leave Before Being Busted for Wage-Dodging
The owner of one of 25 Park Slope restaurants busted for underpaying employees is also against a mandatory sick-leave bill.
Restaurateur: Stay Away From the Famous, Work With the Spanish
An anonymous restaurant owner is the latest to come out against starstruck culinary school grads.