Rainforest Cafe servers sue restaurant over tip policy

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A Boston law firm filed a suit seeking class-action status Monday against one of the nation’s largest restaurant groups alleging the company’s Rainforest Cafe in Burlington violated state wage laws.

Two servers employed at Rainforest Cafe since 1998 are named plaintiffs in the case.

Hundreds of workers might qualify for damages, according attorney Hillary Schwab of Fair Work, P.C.

The defendant, Landry’s Inc., is the Houston parent company of more than 40 restaurants chains across the county with total US sales of $1.67 billion last year, according to estimates by restaurant industry research firm Technomic.

Landry’s owns a number of restaurants groups with a presence in Massachusetts, including Morton’s the Steakhouse, Chart House, McCormick & Schmick’s, and the Oceanaire Seafood Room.

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