EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION

PAST 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.

Granite City Food & Brewery
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GRANITE CITY FOOD & BREWERY

  • Minimum Wage
  • Tip Credit
Steak 'n Shake
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STEAK 'N SHAKE

  • Minimum Wage
  • Overtime Compensation
Buffalo Wild Wings
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BUFFALO WILD WINGS

  • Minimum Wage
  • Overtime Wages
  • Uniform Related Expenses
Domino's Pizza
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DOMINO'S PIZZA

  • Minimum Wage
  • Overtime
  • Reimbursement
  • Mileage
  • Delivery Charge
  • Tips
  • Uniform
Marina Ice Cream Corp.
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MARINA ICE CREAM CORP.

  • Overtime Compensation
  • Unpaid Commissions
  • Unlawful Deductions
  • Reimbursement
Uncle Julio’s Mexican Restaurants
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UNCLE JULIO'S MEXICAN RESTAURANTS

  • Minimum Wage Violations
Lasership, Inc.
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LASERSHIP, INC.

  • Overtime Compensation
  • Unpaid Commissions
  • Unlawful Deductions
  • Wage Notices
  • Wage Statements
Koi Bryant Park and Koi Trump Soho Case
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KOI BRYANT PARK & KOI TRUMP SOHO

  • Minimum Wage
  • Tip Misappropriation
  • Wage Notices
  • Wage Statements
Exploration Drilling
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EXPLORATION DRILLING

  • Overtime Violations
Sushi Samba
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SUSHI SAMBA

  • Minimum wage
  • Misappropriated gratuities
Flashdancers Gentlemen's Club
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FLASHDANCERS GENTELMEN'S CLUB

  • Overtime Violations
  • Misappropriation of Gratuities
  • Minimum wages
  • Unlawful Deductions
  • Uniform Violations
  • Spread-of-Hours Violations
  • Wage Payment Provisions
  • Record-Keeping Provisions
Walgreen Co.
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WALGREEN CO.

  • Breach of Contract
  • Breach of Express Warranty
  • Breach of Implied Warranty of Merchantability
  • Unjust Enrichment
  • Negligent Misrepresentation
  • Deceptive Practices in Commerce
Anthem Health, Inc.
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ANTHEM HEALTH INC.

  • Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Negligence
  • Bailment
  • Conversion
Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc.
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PETCO ANIMAL SUPPLIES STORES, INC.

  • Minimum wages
  • Illegal Deductions
  • Wage Payment Provisions
  • Record-Keeping Provisions
A-1 First Class Moving & Storage
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A-1 First Class Moving & Storage

  • Unpaid wages
  • unpaid overtime
  • call-in pay
  • prevailing wage law
Capital Grille
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Capital Grille

  • Minimum wage
  • overtime compensation
  • spread-of-hours
  • misappropriated tips
  • uniform expenses
Delmonico's Steakhouse
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DELMONICO'S STEAKHOUSE

  • Minimum Wage
  • Overtime Compensation
  • Tip Misappropriation
  • Spread-of-Hours
  • Unlawful Deductions
  • Uniform Related Expenses
  • Wage Notices
  • Wage Statements
Fitapelli & Schaffer LLP Current Cases
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Current 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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