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U-YEE SUSHI LAWSUIT

F&S filed a case against U-Yee Sushi & Hibachi in New Jersey for failing to pay proper wages, including overtime. We allege waiters were not entitled to keep all their tips, by having to tip-out the kitchen workers, which is an illegal practice.

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1st Dibs.com Lawsuit

Fitapelli & Schaffer filed a collective action lawsuit today against 1stdibs.com, a well-known internet retailer, for allegedly failing to pay overtime to their image processors. Even though our clients were paid a weekly salary, we believe they were entitled to overtime pay. If employees are paid under $100,000 per year, they are likely entitled to overtime pay. Please visit our website at https://www.fslawfirm.com/unpaid-overtime.html for more information.

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LEMONGRASS GRILL LAWSUIT

Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP filed a class action lawsuit today in the Eastern District of New York against Lemongrass Grill, which operated Thai restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan. We allege that Lemongrass failed to pay waiters any wages for a period of many years. This is a common violation in the restaurant industry- even if employees receive tips, they still must be paid proper minimum wage and overtime.

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HIRO BALLROOM LAWSUIT

Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Hiro Ballroom and Cabanas, two trendy nightclubs located in the Maritime Hotel in New York City’s Meatpacking District. The lawsuit alleges violations of tip and service charge misappropriation from private events and bottle service. In addition, we are seeking minimum wage and spread of hours on behalf of our clients, who worked as bartenders, waitresses and bar backs for the past 6 years.

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FRIENDLY’S LAWSUIT

Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Friendly’s Ice Cream Corporation for failing to pay proper minimum wage, overtime, spread of hours and other wages at its Staten Island, New York location. Plaintiff alleges he was paid only 20 to 40 hours per week, even though he worked 60 to 80 hours per week. In addition, Plaintiff claims he was fired after having to go to the hospital, because he is a diabetic.

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HARRY WINSTON LAWSUIT

Fitapelli & Schaffer filed a lawsuit today against Harry Winston, the world-famous “Jeweler to the Stars.” The lawsuit was filed in Supreme Court, New York County. We allege our client was discriminated against based on his medical condition and fired after requesting reasonable accommodations.

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EAST RESTAURANT LAWSUIT

Fitapelli & Schaffer filed a class action today in Federal Court against East, a chain of Japanese restaurants with six locations in New York and New Jersey. We allege that our clients, who worked as waiters in the Palisades Mall location were denied all tips they earned, among other violations of law. Distributing tips to management and back of the house workers is a common illegal practice in the restaurant industry.

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COVENANT AVIATION SECURITY LAWSUIT

Fitapelli & Schaffer filed a lawsuit against Covenant Aviation Security in Supreme Court Kings County. The Plaintiff, Adolphe Ladouceur alleges he was terminated based on religious discrimination. An employer must provide reasonable accommodation for religious beliefs.

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Yeshiva Lawsuit

Fitapelli & Schaffer have filed a lawsuit against Yeshiva Ohr Eliezer, on behalf of a teacher who was not paid wages over an extended period of time. Unfortunately, many Yeshivas take advantage of their employees by failing to pay them. If you know a teacher who was not paid properly, please tell them to call for a free consultation.

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Care Worldwide Lawsuit

Fitapelli & Schaffer have filed a lawsuit for unpaid wages against Care Worldwide, a health care company in New York City. Our clients allege they worked for many months without receiving any compensation.

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