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Employees at Jessica Biel restaurant 'had tips withheld'

Jessica Biel has been accused of withholding nearly half a million in tips from employees at her kid-friendly Los Angeles restaurant. 

Nine employees at Au Fudge have filed a lawsuit against Biel and her four business partners, claiming that they never received tips that the restaurant charged clients for private events.

The group of disgruntled employees describe themselves as 'young adults new to the workforce and new to Los Angeles' who 'were ill-prepared to deal with the violations of their rights in the workplace.'

Jessica Biel and her business partners have been accused of withholding nearly half a million in tips from employees at their kid-friendly Los Angeles restaurant. The actress pictured above in 2015

Jessica Biel and her business partners have been accused of withholding nearly half a million in tips from employees at their kid-friendly Los Angeles restaurant. The actress pictured above in 2015

Nine employees at Au Fudge in L.A. say the restaurant's owners withheld tips from private events 

Nine employees at Au Fudge in L.A. say the restaurant's owners withheld tips from private events 

According to court documents, obtained by the Blast, Au Fudge charged a 22 per cent gratuity to clients who held private events at the West eatery - but employees say that money was never passed down to them.  

The lawsuit claims that the 'owners blamed the "glitch" on converting the private event gratuities to a single manager,' but they say they still didn't get the tips even after that manager was fired.   

Alexandra Desage, the former Director of Events at Au Fudge, gave a deposition and stated that every

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