The law office of Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP is located in the Financial District on Liberty Street. The New York City employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP have represented thousands of current and former employees who have lived and worked across all five boroughs of New York City. Whether you live or work in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, or Staten Island, you are entitled to have your rights protected and fought for. At our law firm, our attorneys, paralegals, and administrative team are committed to fighting for the rights of employees across New York City, no matter what industry they work in. With a current population over 8 million people composed of a wide variety of ethnicities and language groups within the city limits, New York City is commonly referred to as a melting pot. Having been New York City employment lawyers since our inception over 8 years ago, our firm is constantly handling employment disputes on behalf of employees from all different backgrounds, with one common goal: to protect employees’ rights. Our team of experienced employment lawyers has managed to settle cases in favor of employees who work and reside all over the New York City area. Whether we have to take part in strenuous litigation, engage in an arbitration or mediation with a neutral third party, or are able to negotiate directly with the opposing party, the New York City employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP are willing and able to give employees the representation they deserve.
Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP has filed numerous lawsuits on behalf of employees in New York City in both the federal and state courts located in New York. Our firm currently represents workers suing their employers in both of the federal district courts located in the New York City area: the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York. While the Southern District of New York courthouses are located in lower Manhattan near the financial district, the Eastern District of New York courthouses are located in Brooklyn, near the Brooklyn Bridge. Regardless of what borough we are in, the New York City employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP are always striving to provide our clientele with the best legal representation possible.
The New York City employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP have been able to recover millions of dollars for employees who have worked throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Through our tireless efforts and continuing legal education, we make sure that we are up to date with the ever changing statutes and case-law that affect employees and employers alike across New York City. In addition, the New York City employment lawyers at our firm have litigated cases in New York State courts in every county Supreme Court of New York , including: New York County, Bronx County, Queens County, Kings County, and Richmond County. Our flexibility in handling cases in any New York City county has allowed our firm to fight for employees’ rights all over New York City.
Our experienced New York City employment lawyers have been able to obtain favorable outcomes for the employees we represent in a variety of practice areas.
Our firm’s practice areas include: wage and hour violations, overtime violations, FLSA violations, failure to pay commissions, wrongful termination, retaliation, sexual harassment, claims of discrimination based on age, gender, disability, pregnancy, race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, severance negotiations, whistleblower claims, breach of employment agreements, and negotiating employment contracts. Even as the practice continues to expand, we are still committed to solely representing employees and fighting for their rights against employers. Whether you are one individual being taken advantage at a small convenience store in Queens, or you are one of thousands of employees at a major corporation headquartered in Manhattan, the New York City employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP will provide you with the legal representation you need to ensure that you are being treated fairly.
It is important to remember that all workers in New York are protected by both the New York Labor Law and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Any violations of these wage and hours laws may result in the award of liquidated damages and double damages under each of these acts, in addition to any unpaid wages owed. It is also important to note that New York State law allows employees to seek recovery of unpaid wages dating back as far as six (6) years. Thus, even if you or someone you know stopped working for a company that you think violated any of your rights in regards to wages anytime in the past six years, you may still be entitled to those wages and should give the New York City employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP a call.
In addition to our representation of employees, our firm is also active in the legal community throughout New York City. Each of our New York City employment lawyers are active members of the New York Chapter of NELA (National Employment Lawyers Association), and our entire firm participates in local events held throughout Manhattan. The Partners at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP, Joseph Fitapelli and Brian Schaffer, have both participated on panels and given talks on the ever changing landscape of employment law. Moreover, they have been quoted by both print and online periodicals regarding current employment law related issues.
If you think that you have been treated unfairly by your employer, please give the New York City employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP a call at (212) 300-0375. The New York City wage and hour lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer have recovered millions of dollars in unpaid wages for their clients, and are currently litigating against some of the largest and most well-known companies in the world. In today’s uncertain economy, it is unfortunate that, whether accidental or intentional, many employers violate federal and New York wage laws. If you believe that your employer may not be compensating you properly or has discriminated or retaliated against you for any reason, feel free to contact us for a free consultation. To read about our current cases, please visit our www.fslawfirm.com or click here to view our blog.
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