On December 18, 2018, Judge David M. Lawson of the Eastern District of Michigan issued an order conditionally certifying a collective of all current and former servers who worked for Trinity Restaurant Group, LLC at its IHOP restaurants in Detroit, Mount Pleasant, and Saginaw Michigan at any time during the last three years. In accordance with the Court’s ruling, notice will be mailed out in the coming weeks to those individuals who worked at these three IHOP restaurants. You can access a copy of the Court’s order here.
This lawsuit seeks to recover unpaid wages for restaurant servers and alleges that IHOP violated federal wage laws by paying servers a tipped minimum wage less than $7.25 per hour and requiring that they perform significant side-work tasks such as cleaning the restaurant. The servers are represented by Winebrake & Santillo and co-counsel. If you would like additional information about the case you can access it here.