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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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FLUTE LAWSUIT

Fitapelli & Schaffer filed a class action lawsuit against Flute Bar, two well-known champagne lounges in Manhattan for failing to pay proper wages to its staff. Among the claims are failure to pay minimum wages, overtime, spread of hours and improper taking of tips by managers.

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YANKEE STADIUM EMPLOYEE LAWSUIT

Fitapelli & Schaffer filed a lawsuit against Legends Hospitality and Volume Services, companies that provide in-seat food and beverage services to field level ticket holders in Yankee Stadium. The lawsuit claims the defendants retained the 20% service charge that is added for in-seat service. We allege that customers in the field-level seats are misled into believing the 20% mandatory service charge is a gratuity that goes to the workers. In fact, the employees do not receive any ...

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KPMG LAWSUIT

Fitapelli & Schaffer filed a class action lawsuit against KPMG in Federal Court. We allege our client, who worked as an advisory associate, was entitled to overtime pay. We are seeking to have the case certified as a nationwide collective action and a New York class action. Current or former KPMG employees should contact us to join the case.

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EL Conde Restaurant Lawsuit

Fitapelli & Schaffer filed a class action lawsuit against El Conde Steakhouse in New York City for failing to pay proper wages and overtime to tipped employees. We allege our clients were paid $30 per shift, regardless of the number of hours they worked. We are seeking to represent anyone who worked at the restaurant in the past six years.

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