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October 2018

San Francisco Partner Marie Trimble Holvick Authors Article on Navigating Surcharge Class Action Claims in the Restaurant Industry

Gordon Rees Scully Masukhani San Francisco Partner Marie Trimble Holvick authored an article "New Class Action Threat: Surcharges" in the September 18, 2018 issue of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association's (GGRA) Restaurant Association News

In her article, Holvick explains that while surcharges are legal, the laws on consumer notices about surcharges are unclear. Holvick recommends that restaurants protect themselves by making their surcharges publicly visible in order to provide sufficient notice to consumers.  

To read the article in full, please click here

Holvick regularly handles lawsuits involving class action "wage and hour" violations and PAGA claims.  She has defended restaurants, wineries, and hotels in employment and ADA litigation. In addition to her litigation practice, Holvick regularly provides advice and counseling, drafts employee handbooks, conducts harassments and management training sessions, and performs workplace investigations. She regularly handles ADA Title III cases, including website accessibility claims.


Marie Trimble Holvick



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