June 18, 2013

Music Industry’s First Intern Pay Suit Filed Against Warner Music, Atlantic Records

Jeffrey K. Brown, senior partner of Leeds Brown Law P.C., Maurice S. Pianko, founder of New York-based Intern Justice, and Lloyd Ambinder, managing partner of New York-based Virginia & Ambinder LLP, have filed a lawsuit in the State Supreme Court in Manhattan on behalf of Justin Henry, of Brooklyn, a former unpaid intern at Atlantic Records. The lawsuit against the legendary record company claims the company required Henry to work full-time over eight months without […]
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 […]
May 22, 2012

Knoxville, Tenn., security guard firm owes back wages

A Knoxville, TN company that provides security guard services for coal mines and plants agreed to pay more than $60,000 in back wages to 34 security guards following a U.S. Department of Labor investigation, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. Custom Security Solutions Inc. will pay $62,038 in back wages to the guards as a result of the probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division, which found the employees were improperly classified […]
May 21, 2012

California car washes ordered to pay back wages

A group of car washes in Northern and Southern California that allegedly underpaid workers and routinely denied them breaks will pay more than $1 million in restitution for unpaid wages and civil penalties, the Los Angeles Times reported. In a statement describing the legal settlement, California officials said investigators found the car washes “routinely denied workers minimum wage and overtime, failed to pay wages owed to those who quit or were terminated, denied rest and […]
May 14, 2012

Gingrich’s daughter suspected of violating child labor law

Jackie Gingrich Cushman is the daughter of Newt Gingrich. Newt Gingrich has made public speeches at news conferences where his said that his daughter worked part time at a minimum wage janitorial job when she was 13, where she scrubbed bathrooms two days a week. Jackie supported that fact that he job helped her to learn the value of work.  This called into question whether his daughter’s job was in violation of child labor law. […]
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.
April 30, 2012

New York Restaurant Employees Say They Are Being Cheated Out of Tips

Waiters, bartenders, and kitchen staff gathered Sunday in Lower Manhattan to protest legislation that would bar them from suing for tips they were cheated out of.   The State Senate could vote on the legislation as soon as Monday. Read Full Story