May 2, 2013

East Meadow Diner to Pay for Shorting Staff

The owners of the Colony Diner in East Meadow, New York, have pled guilty to underpaying 72 workers and falsifying records. In addition to facing up to 4 years in prison, the owners, George Strifas and Thomas Strifas, have agreed to pay more than $500,000 as part of the plea. This includes $337,780 in back wages to settle minimum wage and overtime violations, $163,742 in damages to the employees and $46,681 in state unemployment insurance […]
April 30, 2012

Glen Cove Mansion Kept Tips, Lawsuit Claims

Leeds Morelli and Brown, has filed a class action lawsuit in Nassau County State Supreme Court on behalf of Brahim Chhab, a former waiter for the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center. The lawsuit accuses the upscale establishment of withholding gratuity wages from its catering staff, according to the plaintiff’s lawyers.
March 29, 2012

Class-action lawsuit against Forever 21

The famous American retailer, Forever 21, is being sued by employees in a class-action lawsuit who claim that they were neglected to pay for time worked.
March 29, 2012

Investigation of Apple factory reveals labor violations

In Apple's sixth annual "supplier responsibility" report, Apple discusses in detail the labor violations which were discovered and Apple’s responses to those violations.
February 15, 2012

NEW U.S. FACT SHEET WARNS OF JOB RETALIATION FOR COMPLAINTS

A new fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division offers information about the prohibition of retaliating against any employee who has filed a complaint or cooperated in an investigation, according to lawyers at Leeds, Morelli & Brown LP, the Long Island law firm.
January 30, 2012

US Labor Department cites $2.3 million in labor law violations in Long Island

An ongoing initiative has been commenced by the U.S. Department of Labor to investigate noncompliance with the minimum wage laws, overtime laws and record keeping provisions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) across many restaurants on Long Island.
January 16, 2012

New U.S. Fact Sheet Warns of Job Retaliation for Complaints

CARLE PLACE, NY (Jan. xxx, 2012) — A new fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division offers information about the prohibition of retaliating against any employee who has filed a complaint or cooperated in an investigation, according to lawyers at Leeds, Morelli & Brown PC, the Long Island law firm. The division administers and enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal law that regulates wages and hours of work […]