Lawsuit against Twin Bar Management in Austin, Texas
On May 21, 2019, overtime and wage attorney Charles Scalise of Ross • Scalise Employment Lawyers filed a lawsuit on behalf of thirteen employees or former employees of Twin Bar Management, LLC, a company that manages four bars on Austin’s famous Sixth Street. The bars are:
- The Library
- MooseKnuckle Pub
- The Thirsty Nickel
The lawsuit alleges that Twin Bar Management did not pay bartenders minimum wage for each hour worked, that bartenders, bar backs and front door workers did not get overtime pay when they worked more than forty hours a week, and that these employees worked many hours “off- the-clock” without getting paid at all. The lawsuit claims that Twin Bar Management did not follow federal wage laws and owes minimum wages to many employees and former employees.
The lawsuit Against Twin Bar Management:Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial Lawsuit against Twin Bar Management
Are you Eligible?
If you worked or currently work at Toulouse, The Library, Mooseknuckle Pub or The Thirsty Nickel as a bartender, barback, or doorman anytime within the last three years, you may be eligible to make a claim. You may be entitled to twice the amount of the unpaid overtime and minimum wage pay you are owed.
Can the Owners Retaliate?
If you make a claim in this case, the Defendants cannot, by law, take any action against you in retaliation, including “blackballing” you from other employment.
Overtime and Minimum Wage Pay for Tipped Employees
If you’ve worked as a server or bartender in a bar or restaurant, it’s likely that your employer paid you just $2.13 per hour. That’s because of an exception under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that allows employers to pay a reduced cash wage to employees who customarily and regularly receive more than $30 a month in tips. If you don’t make enough in tips to bring your hourly rate to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, the employer must make up the difference.
Tipped employees who work more than 40 hours in a workweek are entitled to overtime pay at the rate of one and one half times of the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Tipped employees, like all employees covered under the FLSA, must be paid for all of the hours they work.
Contact Ross • Scalise Employment Lawyers
If you have been affected by this or a similar situation, or have questions about whether you have been paid what you are owed for the work you’ve done, call Ross • Scalise Employment Lawyers at 512-474-7677 or contact us through our webform for a free, confidential consultation.