Buffalo Wild Wings – Ohio and West Virginia
This lawsuit was filed on behalf of a group of servers and bartenders who worked for Flying S. Wings, Inc.; Flying Buffalo, Inc; and Chase & Green Corp. d/b/a Buffalo Wild Wings, (collectively “Defendants”) at any time during the past three years. The lawsuit alleges that the Defendants, who operate a chain of Buffalo Wild Wings locations in Ohio and West Virginia, failed to adhere to federal law regarding the payment of tips to tipped employees. The lawsuit also seeks relief under the Ohio Wage Act for anyone who worked in Ohio.
More specifically, the lawsuit alleges that Defendants, at their Buffalo Wild Wings locations in Ohio and West Virginia unlawfully: (1) failed to provide the information required in order to take a tip credit; (2) required servers and bartenders to pay for business expenses, uniforms, and other items used by servers and bartenders to perform their job; (3) paid servers and bartenders at the subminimum hourly rate for the time spent performing unrelated non-tipped job duties, and (4) paid servers and bartenders at the subminimum hourly rate for the time spent performing related non-tipped (“side-work”) duties that exceeded 20% of the time worked in a shift.
You are eligible to join this lawsuit if:
- You are (or were) employed by Defendants as a server, bartender, or both between November 11, 2018 to today; and
- You were paid a direct subminimum hourly wage and required to perform non-tipped job
In order to be included in the case, You must sign and return a consent form before the deadline. Additional information about the lawsuit, including how to join, is available at www.BuffaloWildWingsLawsuit.com You are also welcome to contact our office for more information by calling: 817-479-9229
How to Join the Lawsuit
You are eligible to join this lawsuit if you worked for Defendants as a server in their Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants in Ohio and West Virginia or a bartender in Ohio in the past three years.
In order to be included in the collective action, you must sign a consent form and return it to Herrmann Law before the deadline. You may obtain a copy of the consent form by calling our office 817-479-9229, emailing our claims administrator firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting www.BuffaloWildWingsLawsuit.com where you can review additional information about the case and have the option to electronically sign and submit a consent form.
March 13, 2023 – The Court conditionally certified the case as a collective action and authorized notice to anyone who worked as a server or bartender for Defendants in Ohio or as a server in West Virginia. For more information, including how to join, please visit: www.BuffaloWildWingsLawsuit.com
June 15, 2022 – The Court accepts Plaintiffs’ Second Amended Complaint
April 19, 2022 – The servers filed a motion seeking to distribute court-authorized notice to servers and bartenders who worked for Defendants in Ohio and West Virginia
February 17, 2022 – The parties report to the Court that mediation is unsuccessful
November 16, 2021 – The parties agree to mediate the case in an attempt to reach a resolution
August 31, 2021 – Lawsuit filed
Protect Your Rights
You are eligible to join this lawsuit if you who worked for Defendants as a server at their Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants in West Virginia or as a server or bartender in Ohio during the past three years.
Visit BuffaloWildWingsLawsuit.com or call our office at 817-479-9229 for more information.