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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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PIO PIO LAWSUIT

Fitapelli & Schaffer filed a class action on behalf of nine former employees of Pio Pio, a peruvian restaurant chain with locations in Manhattan, Queens and The Bronx. The lawsuit claims employees were not paid minimum wage and overtime. If you have ever worked at Pio Pio, please call our firm to join this case.

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1OAK LAWSUIT- TARALE WULFF

Fitapelli & Schaffer have filed a class action lawsuit against 1Oak, a popular nightclub in Manhattan. We allege the club misappropriated a percentage of the mandatory service charge to employees that are not tip-eligible, such as doormen. Apparently, this practice is standard in the nightclub industry, even though we believe it violates the law. If you work at a bar or nightclub, please call us for a free consultation.

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PENTHOUSE LAWSUIT- RUSSELL WHELCHEL

Fitapelli & Schaffer filed a lawsuit on behalf of Russell Whelchel, a former employee of Penthouse and Scores, two of the largest strip clubs in New York City. We allege that our client was denied lawfully earned wages by having to pay a “house fee” every night and then having his pay reduced by 10% when he traded his “funny money” for actual currency. Strip Clubs are notorious for cheating their workers like this- entertainers and cocktail waitresses are frequently ...

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