Petco, the pet supplies retailer, has just been accused of failing to properly pay its manual workers in the state of New York. A class action lawsuit filed this past Friday is looking to recover untimely wage compensation and other damages for similarly situated hourly guest experience specialists, sales associates, dog trainers, and other similar manual labor positions (collectively, “manual workers”) who work or have worked as manual workers for Petco in New York State. The company operates approximately 64 ...Continue Reading →
Early last year, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP, alongside Bruckner Burch, PLLC and Josephson Dunlap, LLP, filed a class and collective action lawsuit seeking owed overtime against Cobra Energy and Espada Security on behalf of security contractors who worked in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The case continues to move forward successfully as the Court has recently certified the proposed class.
The Western District of Texas has certified the following classunder the Fair Labor Standards Act:
• “All individuals engaged by ESPADA to provide services to Cobra in Puerto Rico between January 21, 2017 and ...Continue Reading →
The class action lawsuit for wage and hour violations against Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. that was filed in early March of this year continues to move forward. Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP has filed a motion with the Court to conditionally certifying an FLSA collective composed of, and send notice to, all persons who worked as Mortgage Consultants (sometimes referred to as loan officers in the industry) for Wells Fargo Bank spanning from three years prior to May 17, 2016, the ...Continue Reading →
BLS Painting, Inc. has just been accused of failing to properly compensate its laborers. Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP alongside Shellist Lozarz Slobin LLP filed a collective action lawsuit on behalf of painters working for the Texas based painting service provider for unpaid overtime. This lawsuit seeks to recover overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) for painters, helpers, and other similarly situated workers (collectively “Painters”) who work or have worked for BLS Painting.
Despite considering its Painters as non-exempt ...Continue Reading →
Bilfinger, Inc., one of the nations leading industrial services provider, has just been sued for unpaid wages. The collective action complaint, filed this past Thursday by our firm along with Shellist Lozarz Slobin LLP, alleged that the company failed to pay its workers correctly for overtime as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FSLA”). This lawsuit specifically seeks to recover overtime pay for all workers in similarly situated positions, such as nonexempt construction workers and laborers, who work or have worked ...Continue Reading →
Over 2,500 city employees in San Diego City will benefit from a class action settlement for unpaid wages. The $6.2 million deal was approved by a California federal judge that will resolve claims that the city failed to properly pay lifeguards, police officers and other city employees for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The lawsuit claimed that not all forms of payment were considered when calculating ...Continue Reading →
Major Cleaning, Inc., a prominent full service cleaning company for high end restaurants in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts, has just been sued for unpaid wages. This class and collective action aims to recover unpaid overtime for its workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”). Affected employees for this matter may include all current and former cleaners for Major Cleaning assigned to any job locations between September 24, 2016 and the date ...Continue Reading →
Truck drivers that filed a collective action against the federal government for unpaid wages have just struck a deal to resolve their claims. The U.S. Department of Defense has agreed to pay almost $8 million to end the collective action that claimed their drivers went unpaid for overtime hours. More than 180 drivers for the Defense Department’s Army and Air Force Exchange Service will benefit from the $7.95 million ...Continue Reading →
Former employees of the paint manufacturer, Sherwin-Williams, have claimed that the company has underpaid their workers and cheated them out of significant overtime pay. The collective action that was filed in Ohio federal court this Monday alleges that Sherwin-Williams failed to factor in special pay, such as bonuses and additional coronavirus pandemic pay, into their overtime rates. The lawsuit seeks to recover unpaid overtime, liquidated damages, litigation costs as well as attorney fees under the Fair Labor Standards Act ...Continue Reading →
Hourly workers for Rite Aid have just filed a class action lawsuit against the pharmaceutical and convenience store chain for unpaid wages. The complaint alleges that Rite Aid failed to pay its hourly workers such as cashiers, pharmacy technicians, stockers, security guards, asset protections agents, and all other workers in similar non-exempt job titles the correct overtime rates and other wages. This lawsuit aims to recover overtime pay as well as other damages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) ...Continue Reading →