Minimum Wage Violations Cause Hertz and Thrifty to Pay $2M

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Hertz and Thrifty employees in Washington State filed a class action lawsuit for minimum wage violations against Hertz and Thrifty.  More than 150 employees of the car rental behemoths filed claims with the Department of Labor (DOL) under the SeaTac minimum wage ordinance.

The DOL investigated these wage complaints that alleged Hertz/Thrifty failed to pay the minimum hourly wage upheld by the ordinance between January 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015. To further avoid the inconvenience, uncertainty, and expense of litigation, ...

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Live-In Home Health Aides Must Be Paid for 24 Hours

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On April 11, 2017 the NY Supreme Court, Appellate Division for the First Department ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the Tokhtaman v. Human Care, LLC case. The plaintiffs in this matter argued that home health aides were not being paid for all hours worked, overtime, and spread of hours. The courts decided that nonresidential home health aides who work as live-ins at a client’s home are eligible for overtime.

What Does This Mean & Who Does This Affect?

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Nick’s Pizzabar Sued for Unpaid Wages

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On Monday, March 13, 2017, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Nick’s Pizzabar for unpaid wages. Nick’s Pizzabar, which is under the same management as other well known NYC restaurants such as Harry’s Café and Steak, Pier A Harbor House, Harry’s Italian, Adrienne’s Pizzabar, Ulysses’ Folk House, Bathtub Gin, The Dead Rabbit, Le District, The Growler, and Vintry Wine & Whiskey, has failed to properly compensate its former and current delivery workers. This lawsuit seeks to ...

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NY Legislators to Curb Misuse of Non-Compete Agreements

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Dealing with a termination can be a difficult task, but when coupled with restrictions set forth by your previous employer stopping you from working for another company, it can be an absolute nightmare. Many workers are often faced with this scenario after having signed a non-compete agreement at the beginning of their employment. The agreement takes effect after the employer-employee relationship has ended, and usually prohibits former employees from working for a competitor for a period of time ...

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Star Nissan Auto Group Sued for Unpaid Wages

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Car dealerships are a commonplace for negotiating deals, however, over the last couple of years sales representatives have been realizing they might actually be the ones getting the short end of those transactions. Two former sales representatives at Star Nissan Autogroup, one of the largest privately owned car dealerships of the NY metropolitan area, have brought a lawsuit against the company to try and remedy violations that they allege include failing to pay minimum wage, overtime, agreed upon wages, unlawful ...

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Car Dealerships Plagued with Wage Violations

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Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP is investigating claims against New York car dealerships. After successfully resolving a multi-million dollar unpaid wage case against The Major Automotive Companies, one of New York’s largest dealerships, our firm has found that the car dealership industry is riddled with many of the same violations. These wage violations deprive sales representatives of lawfully earned commissions and wages.

Many sales representatives for car dealerships often work long hours and are underpaid. For instance, dealerships often fail to provide ...

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Rosa Mexicano Wage Lawsuit

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On Thursday, July 07, 2016, Fitapelli & Schaffer LLP filed a class action wage lawsuit against Rosa Mexicana, a Michelin rated restaurant serving upscale Mexican inspired dishes with 17 locations worldwide. This lawsuit seeks to recover minimum wages, overtime pay, call-in pay, and other wages for Plaintiffs and their similarly situated co-workers – servers, bussers, bartenders, food runners, barbacks and other “tipped workers” – who work or have worked at Rosa Mexicano restaurants nationwide with the exception of Rosa Mexicano ...

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FLSA Lawsuit Filed Against Cross City Construction

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Laborers for construction companies are frequently paid improperly at the hand of their employers. They are often salaried or paid a day-rate which, as argued by a recent lawsuit against Cross City Construction, would entitle them to receive overtime pay when working over 40 hours per week. Cross City Construction, a construction contractor who operates at several sites throughout New York City, was hit with a class action FLSA lawsuit on Wednesday, May 10, 2016. Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP is ...

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Transgender Employee Discriminated Against by Whole Foods

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Having to deal with constant workplace harassment day in and day out, can be mentally and physically taxing to say the least. When starting out at any job, one always hopes for a pleasant and work conducive environment. When Victor Alexander King started working at Whole Foods, a leading gourmet supermarket nationally and internationally, he probably never believed he would have been discriminated and harassed so intensely due to being transgender. One of Whole Foods mission statements is ...

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Minimum Wage Increase for Fast-food Workers’ is Upheld

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Handing down a victory for restaurant worker rights, the decision to increase the minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 an hour in the state of New York has been upheld by a state oversight board. On Wednesday, the New York Industrial Board of Appeals rejected arguments made by the National Restaurant’s Association that claimed the mandate to increase wages was arbitrary and unfair by focusing on national chain restaurants with 30 or more locations.

Earlier this year ...

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