Did you know that many of your attorney needs and potential claims can be handled remotely without ever needing to leave the comfort of your own home? Our firm, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP has clients nationwide by providing all the essential tools to consistently communicate with them. If for some reason you are unable to visit our New York City office, we are able to quickly provide access to necessary documents and can conduct any essential meetings virtually throughout the United ...Continue Reading →
Mortgage Consultants and Loan Officers for Wells Fargo Bank have recently filed a class action lawsuit alleging the national bank violated several aspects of the New York Labor Law (“NYLL). Due to the bank’s policies and practices, Mortgage Consultants were consistently unpaid minimum and overtime wages, commissions, agreed upon wages, and unlawful deductions. This lawsuit seeks to recover these unpaid wages and other damages under the NYLL.
Despite Wells Fargo promising its Mortgage Loan Officers, via an offer letter, that they ...Continue Reading →
Engineers for MBI Energy Services (“MBI Energy”) filed a collective action lawsuit for wage and hour violations early last year and it continues to move forward successfully. MBI Energy provides well completion services throughout the United States, including in regions of North Dakota, Colorado, and Wyoming. This lawsuit seeks to recover overtime compensation for salaried wireline engineers and all other similarly situated workers who work or have worked for MBI Energy Services, Inc., Missouri Basin Well Service, Inc., and High ...Continue Reading →
Employees for Call-A-Head Corp., a portable sanitation company, which set up port-a-pottys in New York will be receiving more than $7 million to settle claims that they were owed wages. The toilet technicians alleged they were not paid all of their overtime hours worked in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law in a lawsuit filed back in 2015. Affected employees include but ...Continue Reading →
Several Chipotle locations in the New York City have some explaining to do after employees filed claims with the city alleging the restaurant chain violated the Fair Workweek Law. This law, which went into effect in November of 2017 in New York City, requires employers to provide predictable schedules for quick service employees. More than 30 employees from five different chain locations in Brooklyn filed claims with the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings that Chipotle ...Continue Reading →
Facebook has agreed to pay $550 million to its users residing in Illinois to settle claims that its biometric tagging feature violated their privacy rights. Illinois currently has some of the strictest biometric privacy laws in all of the United States. The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA) was established back in 2008 in order to protect consumers from having companies use their biometric information, such as retina, facial and fingerprint scans, without their consent. This lawsuit ...Continue Reading →
Independent Contractors represented by the Office of the Attorney General (“AOG”) that sued a national electrical contracting company for allegedly misclassifying them will now receive millions to resolve claims that they were not paid correctly. The contracting company,Power Design, has agreed to settle with the AOG for the District of Columbia for unpaid wage claims that total $2.75 million. This amount will be distributed between approximately 500 affected workers, the District of Columbia’s litigation fund, as well as job ...Continue Reading →
More than 2,500 NYC emergency medical technicians ( EMTs ) and paramedics have been awarded a hefty sum of owed wages by the city. Not only were they awarded just over $7.2 million for unpaid overtime but a federal court recently approved an order granting them an additional $7.2 million in liquidated damages doubling the amount owed to them under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
This result came about after three-week trial in which plaintiffs proved EMTs consistently ...Continue Reading →
The sexual harassment case against the owner of NYC’s celebrity hot spot, The Spotted Pig, has been settled after a year and a half long civil investigation completed by the attorney general’s office. The investigation further exposed a work environment that ran rampant with sexual harassment, unwanted advances and retaliation condoned and perpetrated by owner Kevin Friedman. Eleven former employees who alleged they were subject to sexual harassment will ...Continue Reading →
Cashiers that filed a class action lawsuit back in 2014 against the Big Lots retailer in California are finally seeing a resolution to their claim for unpaid wages. A federal court has given the go ahead for a $7 million settlement to resolve allegations that the retailer denied its cashiers pay for work while being off the clock and “gap time” pay for waiting to leave their stores after clocking out. The multimillion-dollar payout is set to affect over ...Continue Reading →