In particular, if you are or were a banquet service employee in the last six years in the state of New York and were not paid service or administrative type charges that were automatically added to customers’ bills, you may be entitled to money.

You may be owed this money even if you were paid some percentage of the automatically added service or administrative charges.

You also may be owed this money even if you were paid above minimum wage.

If you fit the criteria above, then you may be entitled to wages through a class action lawsuit that may be commenced against your employer, dependent on the outcome of our investigation.


If you decide to participate in this investigation, please complete the information sheet and return it to our office. If you choose to participate in our investigation, then you must preserve all documents and electronic files related to your employment that are in your possession or control.

You May Qualify to Join this Investigation If:

  1. You are or were employed as a banquet service employee in New York at some point during the past six years;
  2. Service charges or administrative fees were automatically added to customers’ bills which customers understood to be gratuities; and
  3. Your employer, or management, retained any of those automatically added amounts.

Additional Information:

If you have additional questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you would like to speak to an attorney confidentially about your possible claims against your employer at no charge, please contact us.

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