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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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