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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Good Rule 68 Decision


On August 6, 2013, the United States District Court ruled against Astoria Brewhouse (“Defendant”) in their motion to dismiss several claims filed by former employee/bartender Nicholas Ritz (“Ritz”) alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York Labor Law (NYLL). The Defendant’s motion to dismiss was regarding a previous offer made to Ritz which it believed made the Plaintiff’s claims moot. More specifically, after Ritz received ...

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Harry’s NYC Lawsuit

Scanned First Amended Complaint 10-4-13

On July 25, 2013, Carlos Flores, Hermelindo Tendilla, Rafael Aldape and Francisco Delarosa-Atlatenco (“Plaintiffs”) filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court (S.D.N.Y.) on behalf of themselves and similarly situated “tipped workers”  that worked at Harry’s Steak House (“Harry’s”) alleging that Harry’s unlawfully violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the New York Labor Law (NYLL). The Plaintiffs are seeking to ...

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John Catsimatidis Liable for Unpaid Overtime Wages


Second Circuit Holds Gristede’s CEO, John Catsimatidis Personally Liable for Employees Lost Overtime Wages

On July 9, 2013, the Second Circuit affirmed the Southern District of New York (S.D.N.Y.) decision in Torres v. Gristede’s Operating Corp. that Gristede’s Foods, Inc. (“Gristedes”) CEO, John Catsimatidis qualifies as an “employer” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In so holding, the Second Circuit, made Catsimatidis personally liable for any wage and hour claims ...

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Starbucks Decision from NY Court of Appeals Regarding Tips


NY Court of Appeals Starbucks Decision

On June 26, 2013, the New York State Court of Appeals responded to both Barenboim v. Starbucks and Winans v. Starbucks by holding that Starbuck Baristas must share their tips with Shift Supervisors but the company may be entitled to deny those same tips to Assistant Managers. In so holding, the Court of Appeals has methodically laid out the proper line of ...

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Chipotle Lawsuit Conditional Certification Granted


S.D.N.Y. Grants Nationwide Class Certification Against Chipotle

On June 20, 2013, the U.S. District Court (S.D.N.Y.) received oral arguments on behalf of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (“Defendant”) and its Apprentice/Assistant Manager employees (“Plaintiffs”) located in eight states regarding a motion for Conditional Certification of a Collective Action pursuant to the Fair Labor ...

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Conde Nast Unpaid Intern Lawsuit


Conde Nast Allegedly Violates Federal and State, Wage and Hour Laws by Failing to Pay Interns

On June 13, 2013, two former interns, Lauren Ballinger and Matthew Leib (Plaintiffs) filed a class action complaint in U.S. Federal Court (S.D.N.Y.) on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated against Conde Nast Publications ...

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