Illinois Court Holds That Meal Credit Program Is Valid

Hospitality Law September 2014

Jeffrey H. Ruzal, Senior Counsel in the Labor and Employment practice, in the New York office, authored an article titled “Illinois Court Holds That Meal Credit Program Is Valid.”

Following is an excerpt:

Providing an employee meal program may be a nice gesture, but requires companies that do so to maintain proper records in case their meal plans are challenged. An Illinois appellate court recently affirmed a circuit court’s dismissal of plaintiff restaurant worker’s class action claim that defendant restaurant employer took improper deductions from plaintiff’s wages to fund a meal credit program.