The Iron Hill Brewery chain is paying $1.3 million to settle a class and collection lawsuit brought by servers and bartenders represented by Winebrake and Santillo LLC, who alleged the restaurant chain improperly diverted tips from servers and bartenders. Based in Delaware, Iron Hill operates a dozen restaurants in the tri-state area.
The company has agreed to end a tip-pool policy that required employees to share gratuities with workers who would not normally be tipped, such as expediters or “expos” who prepare meals for pick-up by servers and do not interact with restaurant patrons.
Winebrake and Santillo LLC has recovered millions of dollars in unpaid wages and overtime pay for hard-working employees. Please call us at (215) 866-1551 if you or someone you know believes that he or she has not received their full wages or overtime pay. All phone consultations are confidential and free.