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

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Carmines 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 didnt pay him proper overtime and minimum wage, and forced him to share tips with employees who dont interact with customers, such as coffee makers and roll-up employees, whose primary duties were to roll silverware inside napkins. And heres a new one: Carmines 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]