F&S Sues Celeb Lawyer and Restaurateur TV Personality in Sex Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP has filed a lawsuit for sexual harassment and retaliation against Prova Pizzabar co-owned by the former judge of “Iron Chef America”, Donatella Arpaia, and celebrity lawyer, Mark Geragos. The pair is being accused of not properly managing sexual harassment complaints at their Grand Central Terminal pizzeria, terminating the employee who was accosted, and retaliating against her. The former employee claims she was subject to constant sexual harassment at the hands of her co-worker ...

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Chipotle Apprentices Class Action Overtime Case to Get a Second Look

An unpaid overtime lawsuit against Chipotle that was initially filed by Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP and two other labor law firms in November 2012 had been seemingly stopped in its tracks in March of this year. The lawsuit had accused the fast food Mexican chain of wrongfully denying its apprentices overtime and that they had misclassified them as managerial workers. A judge ruled that the lawsuit could not be brought as a class since Chipotle stores in different areas operated ...

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TGI Friday’s Wage Action Settles for $19.1M

Our firm is proud to announce a record breaking settlement amount of $19.1 million for almost 29,000 TGI Friday’s tipped workers.  This result was reached in order to resolve several claims alleging federal and state wage violations. TGI Friday’s, the restaurant chain with an international presence, ultimately agreed to settle in order to eliminate the risk, cost, and delay of years of further litigation. The lawsuit affected TGI Friday’s tipped workers in the following nine states: New York, New Jersey, ...

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Fitapelli & Schaffer Featured in NY Super Lawyers 7 Years in a Row

Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP, through its commitment and perseverance in helping recover tens of millions of dollars for its hard working clients, has once again been named to Super Lawyers. The firm focuses exclusively on employee rights and has achieved substantial results in cases relating to unpaid wages, overtime pay, tips and commissions, as well as
discrimination, wrongful termination and whistleblower matters. Click below to read more about the firms success.

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F&S Presents Charitable Award to NELP

F&S Presents the National Employment Law Project (NELP) with a $30,000 Charitable Award Following a Class Action Settlement.

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Nissan Dealership Sales Reps Seek Cert. In FLSA Suit

Sales representatives for the Nissan dealership of Star Auto Group asked a New York federal judge on Tuesday to grant conditional certification in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) case alleging they were paid less than the minimum wage and shorted commission.

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Three F&S Lawyers Named New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in 2016

Armed with deep experience in class and collective actions, Fitapelli & Schaffer successfully fights to right workplace wrongs for employees. The firm is committed to making an impact and ensuring employees get treated fairly. Its lawyers have won numerous victories against major employers in state and federal courts nationwide.

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Rosa Mexicano Hit With Nationwide FLSA Class Action

Four former Rosa Mexicano service employees filed a putative nationwide class action against the upscale Mexican restaurant chain in New York federal court Friday, claiming it routinely violated state and federal labor laws by, among other things, failing to pay overtime and minimum wages.

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Auto Sales Reps Want Final OK of $5.5 Million Settlement

Nearly 90 current and former sales representatives of car dealers asked a New York federal court Thursday for final approval of a $5.5 million class action settlement over New York labor law claims, saying the deal is fair, reasonable and adequate.

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Servers, Other Tipped Staff Allege P.F. Chang’s Shorted Them Pay

Servers and other tipped restaurant workers have sued P.F. Chang’s in federal court, claiming the casual Asian restaurant chain didn’t pay them what was required by wage laws.

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