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VANE BROTHERS LAWSUIT

Stamped Complaint – 13 Civ 8488_11-27-13

 

On November 27, 2013, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP filed a class action complaint in U.S. District Court on behalf of all Tankermen that work for Vane Line Bunkering, Inc., d/b/a Vane Brothers Company (“Vane Brothers”).  This lawsuit seeks to recover damages for unpaid overtime pay.  Tankermen at Vane Brothers frequently work in excess of 40 hours per workweek without ever receiving overtime pay.  In that ...

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TACO BELL LAWSUIT

Stamped Complaint – 13 Civ 8487_11-27-13

 

On November 27, 2013, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP filed a class action complaint in the Southern District of New York on behalf of all Assistant General Managers and/or Assistant Managers (collectively “Assistant General Managers”) that work for Taco Bell owned and/or operated by MUY! Brands, LLC or Quick Service Management, LLC.  This class action lawsuit seeks to recover damages for unpaid overtime.

Assistant General Managers at Taco ...

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New Arbitration Decision

 

A recent decision by the Ninth Circuit could have a huge impact on how the Second Circuit interprets arbitration clauses in employment law cases.  The Court in Chavarria v. Ralphs Grocery Co., No. 2:11 Civ. 02109 (DDP)(VBK) (9th Cir. October 28, 2013), held that Ralphs’, the defendant/employer, arbitration policy is unconscionable under California state law and that the state law supporting that conclusion is not ...

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Chipotle Lawsuit Update

 

On October 25, 2013, the U.S. District Court (S.D.N.Y.) denied Defendant’s motion for Interlocutory Appeal.  As a result, the case will proceed as a collective action and notice will be sent to current and former employees of Chipotle Mexican Grill giving them the opportunity to join the lawsuit.

In denying Defendant’s Motion for Interlocutory Appeal, the Court ...

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Moonstruck Diner Lawsuit

Stamped Complaint – 13 Civ. 6977 (10-2-13)

On October 2, 2013, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP filed a complaint in U.S. District Court on behalf of cooks, food preparers and dishwashers (collectively the “Non-exempt Workers”) at Moonstruck Diners in New York.  This class action lawsuit seeks to recover damages for unpaid minimum wages, overtime pay, and spread-of-hours pay.

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Flashdancers/Private Eyes/New York Dolls Lawsuit

Stamped Complaint – 13 Civ. 6530 (reduced size)

 

On September 17, 2013, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP and Outten & Golden, LLP filed a complaint in U.S. District Court on behalf of the entertainers/dancers at three prominent New York City Gentlemen’s Clubs.  This class action lawsuit seeks to recover damages for unpaid minimum wages, overtime pay, spread-of-hours pay, unlawfully retained and/or distributed tips, unlawful deductions, and uniform-related expenses.

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Dovetail Lawsuit

Stamped Complaint – Monzon v. 103W77 Partners, LLC, et al 13 cv 5951 (AT)

On August 23, 2013, Roldan Monzon (“Plaintiff”) filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court (S.D.N.Y.) on behalf of himself and similarly situated “tipped workers” that worked at Dovetail Restaurant (“Dovetail”), alleging that Dovetail unlawfully violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”).  Plaintiff is seeking to recover damages resulting ...

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