On November 5, 2015, Fitapelli & Schaffer LLP filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Lasership , Inc., and Mahmoud, Inc. (collectively, “Lasership” or “Defendants”). The lawsuit is filed on behalf of all delivery persons or “walkers” (collectively, “walkers”) who work or have worked at Lasership in New York.
The lawsuit alleges that the owners and operators of Lasership have instituted widespread practices and policies that violate their walkers rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”). The lawsuit alleges that Lasership failed to pay walkers at a time-and-a-half rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 per workweek, as required by the FLSA and the NYLL. Specifically, the lawsuit claims that Defendants shaved time from the total number of hours that walkers worked, and walkers were additionally required to perform off-the-clock work without compensation. The lawsuit also alleges that Lasership failed to pay walkers their commissions earned according to the agreed upon terms of their employment. The lawsuit further alleges Defendants made unlawful deductions from walkers’ wages in violation of the NYLL. Finally, the lawsuit alleges that the owners and operators of Lasership violated the NYLL by failing to provide its employees with proper wage notices and wage statements.
The employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP are strongly committed to protecting the rights of hard working employees. We are seeking to represent all delivery persons or “walkers” who work or have worked at Lasership in New York. Anyone who works or has worked at Lasership as a walker should contact us in order to discuss your potential rights under the FLSA. For additional information, please call the employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP at (212) 300-0375 or visit our website at www.fslawfirm.com.