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Class-action suit aims to restore allegedly unpaid overtime pay to Maison Bourbon staff

By Robert Hadley | Dec 17, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – An Orleans Parish woman says Maison Bourbon Jazz Club underpaid her for overtime she worked at the club.

Megan Edwards filed a class-action lawsuit Dec. 8 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Maison Bourbon Jazz Club LLC, alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, Edwards was paid $2.13 an hour plus tips, well below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. She was required to participate in a tip pool with co-workers, the suit says, but the tip pool gives a portion of the tips to ineligible workers, such as janitors, door personnel and managers. The plaintiff also claims she was inadequately reimbursed for overtime when she worked more than 40 hours a week.

Edwards seeks reimbursement for her unpaid wages, liquidated damages and litigation costs. She is represented by New Orleans attorney Christopher L. Williams of Williams Litigation LLC.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:15-cv-06560

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