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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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WILD GINGER LAWSUIT

F&S filed a class action lawsuit against Wild Ginger, a well-known Thai restaurant in Great Neck, NY. We allege Wild Ginger failed to pay its hourly service workers minimum wage, overtime and illegally distributed a portion of their tips to non-tip eligible employees.

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SOFRITO AND SAZON LAWSUIT

F&S filed a lawsuit today in the Southern District of New York against Sofrito and Sazon,, two restaurants known for serving upscale Puerto Rican cuisine. In 2010, Carlos Beltran of the New York Mets acquired a 25% partnership interest in Sofrito. The lawsuit alleges failure to pay proper wages. We will seek to have the case certified as a class action, covering all employees who have worked at the restaurant since it opened in 2006.

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