Hundreds of waiters, bartenders and other dining room workers who have worked at the San Francisco Hilton at some point since 2010 can sue “service charges” of more than 20% at banquets and events. dinners that the hotel partly keeps for itself rather than paying employees. as advice, a federal judge ruled on Monday.
US District Judge Jeffrey White of Oakland has not decided whether Hilton has violated workers’ rights, a question to be determined when the case goes to trial. But he said the claims in the lawsuit had enough commonality and applied to enough workers to meet the legal standards of a class action lawsuit.