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Batali Settles Del Posto Employment Class Action for $1.15M

This is a settlement for the Employment lawsuit.

New York, NY: An employment class action lawsuit against Batali's New York City eatery Del Posto has been settled, lawyers for the plaintiffs announced this week. The lawsuit, brought in 2010 by 31 employees working at the restaurant, alleged the restaurant deprived them of some of their tips and overtime.

According to a report by The Associated Press, a lawyer representing the employees stated the agreement now gives all non-managerial employees at Del Posto, not just the plaintiffs, three paid sick days and five paid vacation days per year. He said the settlement also said that workers who get vacation or sick days approved aren't responsible for finding people to work for them in their absence. Babbo and Bar Jamon in Manhattan are also owned by Batali, but this settlement only applies to Del Posto employees.

Batali and his business partner Joseph Bastianich settled a similar lawsuit in March, this one brought by workers at another restaurant owned by the two men. The lawsuit alleged some of the workers tips had been held back. The settlement was for $5.25 million and covered 1,100 employees.

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Published on Sep-25-12


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