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Super Bowl Event Servers Get to Go to Trial on Wage, Tip Claims

Nov. 18, 2019, 8:11 PM

Houston nightclub servers who worked multiple Super Bowl events in February 2017 presented enough evidence on their employee status and other matters to put their federal wage claims before a jury, a Texas federal court decided.

A genuine factual dispute exists as to whether Mercy Nightclub underpaid and took tips from waitstaff in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Judge Sim Lake of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas said Nov. 15. While the court declined to find the nightclub liable as a matter of law on the wage issues, it concluded that the workers...

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