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SOMBRERO RESTAURANT LAWSUIT

Fitapelli & Schaffer has filed a lawsuit against Sombrero Restaurant, located in Times Square. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two former waiters, who allege they were not paid minimum wage, overtime or spread of hours (one extra hour of pay per ten hour shift). In addition, our client claims he was fired after refusing to pay for a missing bottle of champagne. It is against the law to require an employee to pay for missing inventory, customer walkouts ...

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MAJOR WORLD CLASS ACTION

Fitapelli & Schaffer has filed a class action against Major World, one of the largest car dealerships in the United States. The lawsuit is brought on behalf of salespeople who allege the company engaged in a pattern and practice of deducting wages from earned commissions and failing to pay minimum wage. If you are a commissioned salesperson, and your employer has unlawfully deducted from your wages, please call our firm for a free consultation.

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Yakiniku West Lawsuit

On December 11, 2009, Fitapelli and Schaffer filed a collective action lawsuit against Yakiniku West, an upscale Japanese restaurant in Greenwich Village. The lawsuit alleges failure to pay minimum wages, overtime and misappropriating gratuities to back of the house employees. If you work in a restaurant, you may be experiencing similar violations. Stand up for your rights and call us for a free consultation.

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Cash Ready Lawsuit

Fitapelli and Schaffer has filed a Federal Class Action against Cash Ready, LLC and Creative Merchant Funding for failing to pay their sales executives minimum wage and overtime for the many hours they worked. Inside Sales employees must be paid minimum wages and overtime and under many circumstances cannot be paid on a 100% commission basis. If you worked for either of these companies, please call us to join this lawsuit.

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SECOND LAWSUIT AGAINST MAMA MEXICO

A lawsuit filed Wednesday against the “five star” Mama Mexico restaurants in New York and New Jersey alleges that the restaurants failed to pay kitchen workers minimum wages and overtime compensation, according to Outten & Golden LLP and Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP.
The suit, which alleges violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the New York Labor Law (NYLL), and the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law (NJWL), was filed as a class and collective action on behalf ...

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Fornos Restaurant lawsuit

Fitapelli & Schaffer recently filed a lawsuit against Fornos Restaurant in Newark, New Jersey. The lawsuit alleges that waiters, bussers and bartenders are not paid minimum wage and overtime. We will seek to have the lawsuit certified as a class and collective action under State and Federal Law.

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Las Brisas Lawsuit

Fitapelli & Schaffer recently filed a federal lawsuit against Las Brisas Cafe, a Cuban restaurant in Union City, New Jersey. We will seek to have the lawsuit certified as a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Kings Bay Yeshiva Lawsuit #2

Fitapelli & Schaffer has filed another lawsuit against Yeshiva of Kings Bay in Brooklyn, New York for failing to pay a teacher any wages for eleven months. Regardless of the economy, workers must be paid for all work they perform. If your Company has failed to pay you wages, for any reason, call our firm for a consultation.

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MERRILL LYNCH/ BANK OF AMERICA CASE UPDATE

Fitapelli & Schaffer is pleased to announce that Judge Gardephe has so-ordered a stipulation regarding the cases proceeding as collective actions. All Senior Specialists who have worked in Settlement or Document Derivatives will be receiving a Court authorized notice in the next few weeks. If the notice is sent back to our firm, that person will become a Plaintiff in the case. If you receive the notice and have any questions, please call the firm at (212) 300-0375.

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DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST TARGET

Fitapelli & Schaffer has filed a lawsuit against Target, one of the largest retailers in the world. Our client alleges he was subjected to constant ridicule and harassment, based on his disability (uncontrolled stuttering). The lawsuit was filed in Supreme Court, Richmond County alleging numerous violations of the New York City Human Rights Law.

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