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PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS OVERTIME LAWSUIT

Similar to Fitapelli & Schaffer’s class action lawsuit against KPMG, another of the Big-5 accounting firms, Price Waterhouse Coopers was sued for failing to pay overtime to associates in the New York office. Many large companies mislead salaried employees in order to avoid paying them overtime, in violation of state and federal law.

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RBC Overtime Settlement

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has agreed to settle a minimum wage and overtime lawsuit brought by Securities Brokers. The settlement would create a fund of $5.05 million to be split among eligible employees. The case was filed in Minnesota Federal Court.

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STARBUCKS SETTLEMENT

Starbucks settled a FLSA overtime pay collective action brought by managers for $1.6 million, just before the case went to trial. These managers were likely paid salary and alleged they were misclassified. Companies commonly mislead salaried employees into thinking they are not entitled to overtime because they are paid salary, rather than hourly.

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NEW YORK METS OVERTIME LAWSUIT

The New York Mets were hit with a class action lawsuit alleging security guards at Citi Field are not being paid time and one half for over 40 hours per week. Hourly employees must be paid time and one half their hourly rate for all hours over 40 per week, with no exceptions. For example, if a security guard is paid $20 per hour, they must be paid $30 per hour for all overtime hours. Many security ...

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JP MORGAN CHASE SETTLEMENT

JP Morgan Chase recently settled a class action lawsuit encompassing thousands of loan underwriters for $42 million. The settlement covers Federal law- the Fair Labor Standards Act and many state laws. Chase alleged the underwriters were exempt from receiving overtime pay. However, an appeals Court and the Department of Labor issued opinions stating that mortgage loan officers and underwriters cannot be paid commission only and must be paid minimum wage and overtime. This is a very ...

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Raymour and Flanigan Overtime Case

A class action has been filed against Raymour & Flanigan, a well-known furniture retailer. The lawsuit alleges that managers, who were paid a fixed salary, are misclassified as exempt. The issue in these cases turns on whether the managers were actually performing managerial duties, such as supervision, hiring and firing over 50% of the time. If the managers were doing non-exempt work, similar to hourly employees, they have a good chance to win the case.

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SOFRITO/SAZON CASE UPDATE

F&S is pleased to announce that we will be sending notices to all tipped employees who worked at Sofrito and Sazon, giving them an opportunity to join the case. If someone joins the case, they will be eligible to share in any settlement.

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Major World Case Update

F&S is pleased to announce that our motion for FLSA class certification was granted by the Court. As a result, we will be sending notices to all Major World car salespeople in the next few weeks, giving them the option to join the case. If someone joins the case, they will be eligible to share in any settlement.

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