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Employees file lawsuit against restaurant over pay, tips

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A lawsuit concerning the pay and tipping of employees has been filed against a Louisville restaurant.

The class action lawsuit against Eddie Merlot's was filed by nine current and former employees and alleges they were not paid properly or for overtime or tips.

Court documents cite the company's policy of requiring tipped employees to participate in an invalid tip pool and share tips with non-tipped employees, including managers and kitchen staff.

The lawsuit also alleges some employees were required to do work while off the clock.

The company has not responded to the suit.

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