February 28, 2012

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed by Leeds Morelli Brown for Labor Violations by Westbury Holiday Inn!

A class-action lawsuit has been filed by employees of the Westbury Holiday Inn claiming that hotel owners failed to pay them overtime. Filed by Carle Place-based law firm Leeds Morelli & Brown and Manhttan-based Virginia & Ambinder, the suit seeks class-action status for about 100 current and former Westbury Holiday Inn employees, according to a statement. It names Westbury Operating Corp. and Norman Shapiro, president and chief executive of the company, as defendants. Shapiro was […]
February 9, 2012

Lady Gaga Sued By Former Assistant

Superstar Lady Gaga is being sued by her former assistant. Jennifer O’Neill, Gaga’s old personal assistant, filed a lawsuit against the singer claiming the pop sensation owes her over $380,000 in unpaid overtime.
September 15, 2010

Trader Joe's in the Spotlight

Trader Joe’s, along with Publix, Kroger, and Dutch-held Ahold grocery chains (which include Giant, Stop & Shop, Martin’s and Peapod), are the most recent targets of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (a grassroots group working to improve wages and working conditions for farm workers) Fair Food Campaign. Over the last nine years the Coalition, has managed, through well-organized consumer campaigns and boycotts, to convince some of the food industry’s largest corporations, such as Taco Bell/Yum […]
August 16, 2010

Ex State Farm Worker Claims Labor Violations

A former State Farm claims processor from Columbia, Missouri, has filed a class action lawsuit against the insurance company for allegedly requiring telephone-dedicated workers to work overtime without pay. Lisa Nobles worked at State Farm’s operations center in Columbia from 2005 to June. During that time, she and other call center employees were expected to arrive at their desks before their paid shifts started to log onto their computers, read and respond to e-mails and […]
July 21, 2010

Domestic Workers’ Rights Bill Passes

New York lawmakers approved the first law in the nation granting workplace rights to domestic workers, including coverage by laws against workplace sexual harassment, temporary disability benefits, unemployment insurance, and even overtime.  Domestic workers, such as nannies and housekeepers, are estimated to make up roughly 200,000 workers in the New York City metropolitan area.  Domestic workers have been subject to employers’ exploitation and abuse, and have had no recourse under New York labor laws.  Now, […]