FLSA Collective Action Lawsuit Against Bar Louie Conditionally Certified

On Feb 27, 2018, the District Judge accepted the Magistrate Judge’s decision to conditionally certify a collective action against Bar Louie. This will allow Plaintiffs to send notice of the lawsuit with an opportunity to opt-in to all current or former servers or bartenders employed by Bar Louie from August 26, 2013 to the present. Affected workers will have the option of participating in this lawsuit with the possibility of recovering potential owed wages.

The lawsuit which was filed back in ...

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Construction Companies Frequently Fail to Pay Laborers Overtime

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 Magnetic Contracting Corp. and City Metro Corp., would entitle them to receive overtime pay when working over 40 hours per week. Magnetic Contracting Corp., a commercial and residential construction company operating throughout the greater New York City area, was hit with a class action Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and ...

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Schlumberger Sued for Unpaid Overtime

Schlumberger Tech Corp., one of world’s largest oilfield services, has been accused of failing to pay its oilfield workers the proper wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). A class action lawsuit filed this past Tuesday in Pennsylvania federal court alleges that this subsidiary of Schlumberger Ltd. owes its “Measurement While Drilling” employees wages after not paying them overtime when working over 40 hours per week.

These Measurement While Drilling employees were required to work 12 hours per ...

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Tipped Employees Move For FLSA Step-One Certification Against P.F. Chang’s

On April 1, 2016, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP, along with Werman Salas P.C., filed a class and collective action lawsuit against P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Inc., owner and operator of the famous P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain. The lawsuit alleged that P.F. Chang’s failed to pay tipped employees the proper minimum and overtime wages to which they were entitled.  On November 28, 2016, the law firms asked the Court for Step-One Certification under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), which would ...

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Tipped Workers File FLSA Lawsuit against Granite City

Even without the violation of any wage laws, we can agree that restaurant workers don’t have it easy. When these wage laws are broken, hard working employees are further exploited, at times causing their wages to sink below minimum wage.  Luckily, there are laws set in place, like the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which help deter some of these work place violations. Recently, a class action lawsuit was brought against Granite City Food and Brewery by Fitapelli & Schaffer, ...

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Notice Sent out Nationwide for Uncle Julio’s Class Action

In October 2015, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP along with Werman Salas P.C. filed a class action lawsuit against the Uncle Julio’s Corporation and Uncle Julio’s of Illinois, Inc. The lawsuit alleged that Uncle Julio’s Restaurants failed to pay tipped employees the proper minimum wage rates to which they were entitled. Recently, the Court approved that notice of lawsuit be sent out to over 5,000 tipped employees, including servers and bartenders nationwide who work or have worked at any of the ...

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FLSA Lawsuit Filed Against P.F. Chang’s

P.F. Chang’s, a leading domestic and international Asian-inspired casual chain restaurant, was hit with a class and collective action FLSA Lawsuit on Friday, April 1, 2016. The class includes servers, bussers, runners, bartenders and other “Tipped Workers” who work or have worked for P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc. in the United States. They are being represented by Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP along with Werman Salas P.C.

The FLSA lawsuit alleges that P.F. Chang’s has instituted widespread practices and policies that violate ...

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BofA Settles Overtime Lawsuit

Bank of America, the second largest national bank, has settled a class action overtime lawsuit for $14,000,000. The lawsuit alleged the bank failed to pay its Financial Advisor Trainees in the Merrill Lynch unit their overtime pay. The trainees claim they were working 60 hours or more per week and were not compensated at time and a half what their hourly rate would be for overtime.

Approximately 9,500 trainees nationwide will be benefiting from this settlement if approved by the court. ...

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Energy Corporation Settles FLSA Lawsuit for 4.95 M

An oil-field services company, SandRidge Energy Corp. has agreed to pay up to almost $5 million to settle an FLSA lawsuit alleging unpaid overtime and owed wages. Sixteen employees rallied together in a class action lawsuit filed back in July 2013. They believed the company was shortchanging them on their hours worked and ultimately did not pay them for their overtime hours allegedly violating provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Like many other workers in this industry ...

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The NY Jets Cheerleaders Score FLSA Settlement

In the last couple of years NFL cheerleaders across the nation have challenged NFL teams to resolve issues of unfair pay and treatment. Following in the footsteps of cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills, the cheerleaders for the New York Jets will finally see a resolution to their fight for better pay. The cheerleaders, also known as the Flight Crew claimed that the Jets violated the FLSA by improperly classifying them as independent contractors ...

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