Paul J. Rutigliano

Paul J. Rutigliano

Paul Rutigliano focuses his practice on employment litigation and counseling, representing companies across a wide variety of industries in all types of employment-related matters. Paul regularly defends employers against wage and hour collective and class action lawsuits, as well as claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment and breach of contract arising out of employment and business protection agreements in state and federal courts, before government agencies, and in arbitrations.

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Restaurant Industry Takes On Tip Credit “80/20 Rule”

A restaurant advocacy group has sued the Department of Labor challenging its “80/20 Rule,” which limits the use of a tip credit wage where workers spend more than 20% of their time doing work not directly related to tip-generating activities.

The Restaurant Law Center, a public policy affiliate of the National Restaurant Association and the Texas Restaurant Association, has filed … Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Class Action Waivers Are Enforceable

Employers may require employees to enter into arbitration agreements that waive such employees’ ability to participate in a class or collective action lawsuit, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week. In a long-awaited decision that represents a significant victory for employers, the Court in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis held that such agreements do not violate the National Labor Relations … Continue Reading

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