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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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CONTINENTAL LAWSUIT

Fitapelli & Schaffer filed a class action lawsuit against Continental, a well known bar in the East Village. Our client, a bartender, was not paid any wages for over a year and a half.

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PIO PIO CASHIERS, COOKS AND DISHWASHERS FILE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT

A lawsuit was filed in Federal Court today on behalf of all cashiers, cooks and dishwashers who have worked at the Pio Pio restaurants in New York City over the past six years. The lawsuit alleges these employees worked well over 40 hours per week and were not paid overtime. Unfortunately, this is very common in the restaurant industry. Fitapelli & Schaffer specializes in representing restaurant workers who have been paid incorrectly.

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