Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating IHOP restaurants across the country for illegal wage theft practices that violate state and federal minimum wage laws. These practices include making servers responsible for non-tip earning side work such as cleaning, mopping, rolling silverware, and filling condiments, among other tasks. IHOP servers have also reported being forced to pool tips with other employees who do not regularly interact with customers. While it is legal for IHOP to have servers pool tips, they cannot force servers to share tips with positions that do not regularly interact with customers, as these positions should be getting paid at least the standard minimum wage. If IHOP does force servers to “tip out” to expediters or other back of the house employees, the pancake house can no longer pay servers the tipped minimum wage but must instead pay them the standard minimum wage for each hour worked.
Have you experienced any of these wage theft practices while working as an IHOP server?
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Attorneys Committed to Fighting Wage Theft
The lawyers at Migliaccio & Rathod LLP have years of experience in class action litigation involving wage theft cases. We have recovered millions of dollars for Assistant Managers in Bob Evans restaurants, Staples, and more recently, for servers in IHOP restaurants operated by franchise-owner CFRA that resulted in a $1.72 million settlement for servers. (Disclaimer: Past results do not guarantee future outcomes). More information about our current cases and investigations is available on our blog.