EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION

CURRENT CASES: ALLEGED FLSA VIOLATIONS

Below is a sampling of some noteworthy cases our office is currently handling. A number of our cases have been brought by one, or a few employees, who have had the courage to come forward and complain about illegal or unfair practices in the workplace. If you believe you may have a claim against your current or former employer, do not hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation.

Beatrice Inn
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Beatrice Inn

  • Minimum Wages
  • Overtime Compensation
  • Misappropriated Tips
Haru Restaurants
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HARU RESTAURANTS

  • Minimum Wages
  • Overtime Wages
  • Misappropriated Tips
  • Call-in Pay
River Manor
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RIVER MANOR

  • Unpaid Wages
  • Overtime Pay
  • Unlawful Deductions
Bar Louie
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BAR LOUIE

  • Minimum Wage
  • Tip Misappropriation
Hess Corporation
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HESS CORPORATION

  • Overtime Violations
Pubbelly Sushi
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PUBBELLY SUSHI

  • Minimum Wage
  • Overtime Pay
  • Tips
  • Tip Pool
Keane Group Holdings
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KEANE GROUP HOLDINGS

  • Misclassification
  • Unpaid Overtime
Star Nissan Auto Group
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STAR NISSAN AUTO GROUP

  • Minimum Wage
  • Overtime Compensation
  • Unpaid Commissions
  • Unlawful Deductions
Rosa Mexicano
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ROSA MEXICANO

  • Minimum Wage
  • Overtime Compensation
  • Tip Misappropriation
  • Call-in Pay
P.F. Chang's Restaurants
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P.F. CHANG'S RESTAURANTS

  • Minimum Wage
  • Overtime Compensation
  • Tip Misappropriation
  • Spread-of-Hours
  • Unlawful Deductions
  • Wage Notices
  • Wage Statements
Numero 28 Pizzeria
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NUMERO 28 PIZZERIA

  • Minimum Wage
  • Overtime
  • Spread-of-Hours Violations
JP Morgan Chase
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JP MORGAN CHASE

  • Age Discrimination
  • Retaliation
Artisanal Fromagerie & Bistro
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ARTISANAL FROMAGERIE & BISTRO

  • Minimum Wage
  • Overtime Compensation
  • Tip Misappropriation
  • Failing to Pay Agreed Upon Wages
  • Uniform Related Expenses
  • Unlawful Deductions
  • Wage Notices
  • Wage Statements
Ricardo Steak House
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RICARDO STEAK HOUSE

  • Minimum Wage
  • Overtime Compensation
  • Tip Misappropriation
  • Failing to Pay Agreed Upon Wages
  • Uniform Related Expenses
  • Unlawful Deductions
  • Wage Notices
  • Wage Statements
Assurance Wireless
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ASSURANCE WIRELESS

  • Minimum Wage
  • Overtime Compensation
  • Wage Notices
  • Wage Statements
Cheetahs Gentlemen's Club & Restaurant
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CHEETAHS GENTLEMEN'S CLUB & RESTAURANT

  • Overtime Violations
  • Misappropriation of Gratuities
  • Minimum wages
  • Unlawful Deductions
  • Uniform Violations
  • Spread-of-Hours Violations
  • Wage Payment Provisions
  • and Record-Keeping Provisions
M&T Bank
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M&T Bank

  • Unpaid overtime
T.G.I. Fridays
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T.G.I. FRIDAYS

  • Minimum wages
  • overtime wages
  • spread-of-hours pay
  • misappropriated tips
  • unlawful deductions
  • uniform expenses
National Funding, Inc.
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National Funding, Inc.

  • Junk Faxes
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
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American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

  • Telemarketing Text Messages
Chipotle Mexican Grill
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Chipotle Mexican Grill

  • Overtime compensation
Fitapelli & Schaffer LLP Past Cases
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Past FLSA Cases

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RECORD SETTING AWARDS AND SETTLEMENTS

FOR OUR CLIENTS


$19,100,000

$19.1 Million for Tipped Restaurant Workers. (pending court approval)

Workers such as servers, bussers, runners bartenders, barbacks and other tipped workers at a large national casual dining chain alleged they were owed wages. Their claims included but were not limited to: unpaid overtime, spread-of hours, misappropriated tips, uniform-related expenses and unlawful deductions.

$15,900,000

$15.9 Million for Personal Bankers.

The firm was able to recover overtime compensation for personal bankers and others similarly situated at a national bank that operates hundreds of branches throughout the United States. Employees in affected positions claimed they were required to work more than 40 hours a week in order to meet sales quotas but were not compensated overtime for their pay.

$14,500,000

$14.5 Million for Spam Text Victims

Fitapelli & Schaffer was able to recover damages for recipients of unwanted promotional text messages from a popular young adult clothing retailer. The clothing company allegedly violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending text messages to recipients’ cellular phones without their prior express written consent.

$7,000,000

$7.0 Million for Bank Loan Officers

The firm was able to recover overtime compensation for loan officers at a national bank that operates more than hundreds of branches nationwide. Employees in affected positions claimed they were required to work more than 40 hours a week in order to meet sales goals but were not compensated overtime for their pay.

$5,900,000

$5.9 Million for Commissioned Car Salesmen.

One of the largest auto dealerships in the NYC Metropolitan Area agreed to pay owed wages to its car salesmen. The company was accused of failing to pay salesmen the proper minimum wage, overtime pay, commissions, and made unlawful deductions from their earned wages in violation of federal labor laws.

$4,300,000

$4.3 Million for Personal Bankers

Even though personal bankers at this nationwide bank were classified as exempt from receiving overtime pay, the company routinely required them to work in excess of 40 hours per week. There are federal laws that help protect workers from misclassification and in this situation; Fitapelli & Schaffer was able to recover unpaid overtime for personal bankers throughout the United States.

$4,300,000

$4.3 Million for Entertainers at Gentleman’s Clubs

F&S represented entertainers at a popular gentleman’s club in New York City that claimed the club failed to pay them the proper wages. The entertainers were able to recover owed wages that included unpaid minimum wages, overtime pay, spread-of-hours pay, unlawfully retained tips, unlawful deductions, and uniform-related expenses.

$3,600,000

$3.6 Million for Tipped Employees at Upscale Restaurant

Tipped workers alleged that a Mexican Michelin rated restaurant with 17 locations denied them overtime pay, minimum wages, and call-in pay. Our firm was able to recover wages for these tipped employees that included servers, bussers, bartenders, food runners and barbacks.

$3,400,000

$3.4 Million for Assistant Managers at Bank

Fitapelli & Schaffer successfully recovered unpaid overtime for assistant managers on a salary at a bank with locations nationwide. The salaried workers argued that they were wrongfully classified as exempt from receiving overtime when working over 40 hours per week.

$3,000,000

$3.0 Million for Bank Loan Officers

The fast food chain allegedly misclassified its assistant managers as salaried workers and considered them exempt from receiving overtime pay when working over 40 hours per week. Fitapelli & Schaffer was able to recover overtime compensation for all of the popular fast food chains’ assistant managers nationwide, with the exception of California.

$2,836,000

$2.9 Million for Tipped Restaurant Employees.

Fitapelli & Schaffer was able to recover unpaid minimum wages, overtime, spread-of hours, and unlawful deductions for tipped restaurant workers at a popular dining chain. Affected workers included servers, bussers, runners bartenders, barbacks and other tipped workers.

$2,250,000

$2.25 Million for Tipped Workers at Chain Sports Bar

proper minimum wage and overtime. Fitapelli & Schaffer helped the workers recover owed wages to the following positions: servers, bussers, bartenders, and other tipped workers under federal and state labor laws.

$2,000,000

$2.0 Million for Bank Loan Officers

Fitapelli & Schaffer was able to successfully recover unpaid overtime for loan officers at a nationwide bank that operates over one thousand locations across the United States. Loan officers for the company alleged that even though they were hourly employees and consistently worked over 40 hours per week they were working off the clock and not getting overtime pay.

$1,950,000

$1.95 Million for Health Care Workers

A New York based health insurance provider allegedly had its health care workers working over 40 hours per week but required they submit weekly timesheets that only showed they worked 37.5 hours. Fitapelli & Schaffer was able to successfully recover compensation for unpaid wages, overtime and spread of hours pay.

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