The class action lawsuit filed against the nationwide retailer, Zara USA, INC. and INDITEX USA LLC, in May of last year continues to move forward successfully. Recently, the retail workers who brought the case forward requested that the proposed class of employees, which includes stock associates, sales associates, cashiers, and other similarly situated hourly workers be conditionally certified as a class in order to send notice alerting all potentially affected employees about the lawsuit and their rights. The case, which seeks to recover unpaid overtime for all hourly workers of Zara throughout the United States, has just had their ...Continue Reading →
This Law360 discusses the significant win Wells Fargo loan officers were handed after being allowed to move forward with notifying employees nationwide of their right to seek unpaid wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). A Pennsylvania federal judge agreed to conditionally certify this group of mortgage consultants that alleged the established banking and lending giant failed to accurately record and pay for all their hours worked when working over 40 hours per work week. Affected employees may include include all current and former mortgage officers that worked overtime for Wells Fargo between May 2016 and the present.
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This Law360 article discusses our firm’s proposed class action lawsuit against Gorman Group, LLC, a road engineering company, for unpaid overtime wages. Gorman Group has allegedly failed to pay its employees for travel time, which often was up two hours daily, that went unaccounted for when calculating their overtime pay. sexual harassment lawsuit of a Pure Yoga attendee that was accosted by her instructor. The lawsuit is looking to recover unpaid overtime wages, unlawful deductions of wages, liquidated damages, pre- and ...Continue Reading →
This NY Post article highlights our firm’s sexual harassment lawsuit of a Pure Yoga attendee that was accosted by her instructor. Pure Yoga, owned and operated by Equinox, has two locations in New York City. The plaintiff in this matter was a long time member of Pure Yoga. The lawsuit is looking to recover punitive damages, attorneys’ fees and costs, and other legal and equitable relief from Equinox and the instructor.
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A recent news article posted by Texas Record highlights the class action lawsuit brought against Ensite USA by day rate employees represented by our firm alongside with Bruckner Burch PLLC. This project management company based out of Houston, Texas allegedly did not pay its day rate workers the appropriate wages. The lawsuit seeks to recover unpaid overtime, liquidated damages and attorneys’ fees and costs.
Ensite required its non-exempt day rate employees to work well over 40 hours per week without paying ...Continue Reading →
Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP has filed a class action wage lawsuit against the Beatrice Inn restaurant, a high end West Village chop house known for its extravagant steak options. According to the lawsuit, Butcher’s Block Hospitality, LLC and Angela Mar, owners of the Beatrice Inn restaurant failed to pay its tipped workers overtime compensation, minimum wages, misappropriated tips, and other damages. Employees that would be affected by the lawsuit include tipped workers such as bartenders, barbacks, captains, and others in ...Continue Reading →
Law360’s recent article delves into some of New York’s highest profile cases that hope to have significant action in the courtroom this year or see some sort of resolution in 2018. The cases to watch include allegations of presidential sexual misconduct, women lawyers’ equal-pay claims, the sentencing of former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli, and former banker Jennifer Sharkey’ s ongoing fight against JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Brian Schaffer, partner of Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP, was interviewed for his take on a ...Continue Reading →
Fitapelli & Schaffer is pleased to announce the preliminary approval of a revised $19.1 million settlement against TGI Friday’s Inc. by a class of 28,000 tipped employees. A settlement that was originally denied by the Judge resurfaced after specific provisions were removed.
The settlement was initially denied due to the vagueness of the class action’s confidentiality provisions, waivers, and releases. TGI Friday’s allegedly violated the Fair Labor Standards Act, along with the laws of nine states, which the federal judge now ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →