Tommy Knockers restaurant accused of improperly paying employees

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 15, 2016

TAMPA – A former employee of a Bradenton restaurant has filed a class-action lawsuit alleging she was not properly compensated.

Amy Gordon filed a complaint on her own behalf and on behalf of all similarly situated individuals on Sept. 2 in the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida against the Double Eagle of Sarasota, doing business as Tommy Knockers, and Mark Rosato alleging that they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that from February 2012 to May, she worked for defendants as a food server in their restaurant and sports bar. The suit states the defendants utilized the tip credit and compensated plaintiff under the applicable tipped minimum wage, more so, defendants required plaintiff to participate in tip pooling to include non-tipped employees and perform extra work after clocking out.

The plaintiff hold Double Eagle of Sarasota and Rosato responsible because the defendants allegedly enforced plaintiffs to share their gratuities with non-tipped employees, failed to compensate for extra work demanded and failed to keep accurate time records.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants, damages, interest, attorneys’ fees, costs of action and further relief that the court determines to be just. She is represented by Marc R. Edelman of Morgan & Morgan in Tampa.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:16-cv-02561

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