Paid Leave at Batali Eatery

Celebrity chef Mario Batali has agreed to settle another lawsuit brought by workers at his acclaimed restaurant, Del Posto, paying $1.15 million and granting employees a scarce commodity in the dining industry: paid vacation and sick leave at minimum wage.

The settlement approved in federal court on Monday marks the second large payout agreed to by Mr. Batali and his partner, Joe Bastianich. Their company, Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, agreed to a $5.25 million settlement of a separate lawsuit in March affecting…

TO READ THE FULL STORY

Philadelphia office
1635 Market Street, Suite 1600
Philadelphia, PA 19103
By Appointment Only

Tampa office
1725 East Fifth Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
By Appointment Only