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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
Fitapelli & Schaffer has filed a lawsuit against Sombrero Restaurant, located in Times Square. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two former waiters, who allege they were not paid minimum wage, overtime or spread of hours (one extra hour of pay per ten hour shift). In addition, our client claims he was fired after refusing to pay for a missing bottle of champagne. It is against the law to require an employee to pay for missing inventory, customer walkouts ...Continue Reading →
Fitapelli & Schaffer has filed a class action against Major World, one of the largest car dealerships in the United States. The lawsuit is brought on behalf of salespeople who allege the company engaged in a pattern and practice of deducting wages from earned commissions and failing to pay minimum wage. If you are a commissioned salesperson, and your employer has unlawfully deducted from your wages, please call our firm for a free consultation.Continue Reading →
On December 11, 2009, Fitapelli and Schaffer filed a collective action lawsuit against Yakiniku West, an upscale Japanese restaurant in Greenwich Village. The lawsuit alleges failure to pay minimum wages, overtime and misappropriating gratuities to back of the house employees. If you work in a restaurant, you may be experiencing similar violations. Stand up for your rights and call us for a free consultation.Continue Reading →
Fitapelli and Schaffer has filed a Federal Class Action against Cash Ready, LLC and Creative Merchant Funding for failing to pay their sales executives minimum wage and overtime for the many hours they worked. Inside Sales employees must be paid minimum wages and overtime and under many circumstances cannot be paid on a 100% commission basis. If you worked for either of these companies, please call us to join this lawsuit.Continue Reading →
A lawsuit filed Wednesday against the “five star” Mama Mexico restaurants in New York and New Jersey alleges that the restaurants failed to pay kitchen workers minimum wages and overtime compensation, according to Outten & Golden LLP and Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP.
The suit, which alleges violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the New York Labor Law (NYLL), and the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law (NJWL), was filed as a class and collective action on behalf ...