Update on Employees' Suit Against The Grand Woods Lounge
Bos & Glazier recovered $225,000 in back wages and liquidated damages for workers of the Grand Woods Lodge in Grand Rapids. The employees' claims were that management required servers and bartenders to share their tips with managers, pay tips to kitchen staff, and clean the restaurant for hours after their shift without pay for those hours spent cleaning. Bos & Glazier filed suit on the behalf of the employee who first brought these concerns to light. The individual recoveries range widely, but the average amount of back wages recovered was nearly $5,000.Along with the lead plaintiff, twenty seven other servers and bartenders joined the suit. Over 100 employees were eligible to opt in but many declined to respond to efforts to contact them.