Class Action

September 28, 2017

Class Action for Spread of Hours Pay

Unique New York Law Requires Restaurants To Pay Employees Wage Premium New York has an unique wage rule that applies to hourly employees in restaurants and non-resort hotels. New York’s Hospitality Industry Wage Order as amended and effective December 31, 2016, contains the codes, rules, and regulations regarding minimum wages and overtime for employees in those industries. Section 146-1.6 of the provisions is titled “Spread of hours greater than 10 in restaurants and all-year hotels.” […]
July 1, 2014

Former Howard Stern Intern Sues Sirius XM Over Unpaid Internships

By Dave Jamieson A former intern for The Howard Stern Show has sued the radio personality’s broadcaster, Sirius XM Radio, claiming that the company’s unpaid internship program violates labor law. In a complaint filed in federal court last week, Melissa Tierney says she interned at Stern’s show for five months in 2011, spending between 24 to 36 hours per week running errands, reviewing news clips and fetching food for on-air personalities and guests. She said […]
May 17, 2014

Claims Trimmed In NY Taxi Driver Wage Class Action

By Brandon Lowrey Los Angeles (April 14, 2014, 11:17 PM ET) –A New York federal judge on Monday trimmed overtime and state minimum wage claims from a putative employment class action against Plandome Taxi Inc., citing state and federal laws that exclude taxicab drivers from some labor protections. But U.S. Senior District Judge Denis R. Hurley’s ruling left alive claims by plaintiff Joseph Arena that Plandome violated federal minimum wage laws and wrongfully withheld wages […]
April 8, 2014

Leeds Brown Law, P.C. and Virginia & Ambinder, LLP Obtain Conditional Class Certification

Federal Judge Allows Class Certification for Unpaid Interns On Friday, April 4, U.S. District Court Judge Jesse M. Furman granted conditional class certification status to individuals who previously worked as unpaid interns at Viacom and MTV, a ruling that will allow attorneys to send notice of impending legal action to thousands of others across the United States who also served as unpaid interns for the media giants. Former interns have claimed that they were wrongfully […]