Manhattan Restaurant Owes $500,000 to Staff for Unpaid Tips

6293340845_bc96afaa4f_zManhattan restaurant Per Se recently settled a law suit claiming it failed to pay its wait staff a 20% “service charge” for private dining events for a time period of 21 months dating back to 2011.

Per Se, owned by famed chef Thomas Keller, is one of of most expensive restaurants in New York, with a tasting menu that runs $310 per person.

“Our employees were never short-changed and no monies intended for employees were withheld,” a spokesperson for Per Se said Thursday.

Around 60-70 workers are expected to be involved in the settlement.

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