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Batali & Bastianich Hit With Lawsuit over Wage Violations

Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich are the latest restaurateurs to fall prey to a labor suit from disgruntled workers. Filed by notorious restaurant world attorney Maimon Kirschenbaum, the latest lawsuit contends that Batali & Co. did not pay minimum wage or overtime and shared tips among non-tipped employees at Babbo. The plaintiffs here are requesting unspecified damages and legal fees.

Of course this is just the latest in a strong of restaurant lawsuits that includes recent cases against Brother Jimmy's, Artisanal, Mesa Grill, and Frank. Often cases like this are settled out of court.

Update: Grub Street has additional details on the specifics of the lawsuit.

· Batali and Bastianich Sued for Failure to Pay Overtime [GS via Eater NY]
· More Details on The Lawsuit Against Babbo [GS]