Unpaid Wages

December 15, 2017

Crack Down on Wage Theft: Construction

Wage Theft in the Construction Industry: Metro New York Gets Tough In a New York Times article published December 6, 2017, writer Luis Ferre-Sadurni paints a troublesome picture of wage theft in the construction industry. While it’s no secret that workers across the country lose billions of dollars a year in unpaid wages, the article highlights just how big the problem is for some employees right here in the New York City region. Most people […]
December 11, 2017

Mario Batali Accused of Stealing Wages

Mario Batali and Babbo Sued for Unpaid Wages, Again Mario Batali’s NYC restaurant Babbo is once again the defendant in a lawsuit for unpaid wages. A former busboy has sued the famous chef and his acclaimed Italian restaurant. The complaint seeking class certification contains allegations that Batali and his business partner Joseph Bastianich owe the Plaintiff for unpaid overtime and full minimum wages. The lawsuit, Case 1:17-cv-08302-ALC, https://www.scribd.com/document/365882635/Babbo-wage-lawsuit-2017 was filed in U.S. District Court for […]
November 21, 2017

NYC Restaurant to Pay $2 Million to Workers

Jury Orders New York City Restaurant to Fork Over $2 Million in Unpaid Wages New York City restaurants are in the news a lot these days, and not because of stellar food reviews. It seems like allegations against restaurants of unpaid wages, and sexual harassment has become the norm. With thousands of eateries and bars in our area, perhaps it should not surprise us how many employees are filing cases claiming their employers are violating […]
November 16, 2017

Urban Outfitters Faces Lawsuit for Overtime

Lawsuits Allege Urban Outfitters Misclassified Workers to Avoid Paying Overtime Bloomberg BNA reported on November 2, 2017, that a federal judge adopted a magistrate’s decision to decertify a collective action against Urban Outfitters, Inc. On September 6, 2017, a judge ended the action which included approximately 200 of Urban Outfitters’ (UO) department managers claiming UO owed them for overtime. Since the decertification, according to a Bloomberg Law search of federal cases, at least 18 managers […]
November 16, 2017

Wage Challenges Facing Home Health Aides

New York Courts Challenges NYDOL Wage Policies for Home Health Aides Minimum wage in New York and across the nation has been a hot topic in recent years as many states try to increase wages for many workers. New York has established a plan to raise the minimum wage to a statewide $15.00 per hour, in small increments, over the next several years. Few employment situations exist where workers don’t earn at least the minimum […]
September 28, 2017

LI Diner to Pay $82k In Unpaid Wages

Princess Diner Owes Workers $82,000 in Unpaid Wages Another day, another restaurant refusing to provide minimum wages and overtime to hard working New Yorkers. In a September 2017 press release, New York Attorney General (AG) Eric T. Schneiderman (Schneiderman) announced that the owner and manager of Southampton’s Princess Diner have been arrested and indicted for numerous wage and hour violations. Charges against the diner, located at 32 Montauk Highway on Long Island, resulted from an […]
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.” […]