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Firm Secures Judgment in the amount of $1,204,694.87

Firm Secures Judgment in the amount of $1,204,694.87 – Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment & Gender Discrimination Case – Firm represented a female employee against her former employer JS Barkats, P.L.L.C., a law firm, and Sunny Barkats, an individual, for, quid pro quo sexual harassment and gender discrimination in violation of Title VII of the […]

New Action filed in the Southern District of New York Hiciano v. Joyeria Elizabeth I, Corp., and Joyeria Elizabeth II, Corp., and Joyeria Elizabeth III, Corp., and Joyeria Elizabeth IV, corp., and Thomas Izaquirre, individually, and Michelle Izaquirre, individually, Civil Case No.:21-cv-4508  On May 19, 2021, Plaintiff Hiciano filed a lawsuit in the Southern District […]

New Action filed in the Eastern District of New York Mendoza, on behalf of himself individually, and on behalf of all others similarly situated. Amazing Floor Service Corp., and Sean Rock, individually, Civil Case No.:21-cv-2799 On May 18, 2021, Plaintiff Mendoza, on behalf of himself individually, and on behalf of all others similarly situated (“Plaintiff”) […]

non-compete agreements

The COVID-19 health pandemic changed a lot of things in the workplace. Some of these changes were temporary, while others continue now and are expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Do these changes apply to non-compete agreements that affect employees? What is a Non-Compete Agreement? Many employers require employees to sign non-compete agreements. Most […]

FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a law that allows employees to take a leave of absence from work for up to 12 weeks per year to deal with medical issues affecting themselves or their families. Employees often use this leave to care for an ill family member. One of the most common […]

New Action filed in the District Court for the District of New Jersey Lee v. New York Mutual Trading Inc., and Masatoshi Ohata, individually, Civil Case No.:21-cv-10784 On May 5, 2021, Plaintiff Lee filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey against NEW YORK MUTUAL TRADING INC. (“Mutual”), […]

New Action filed in the Southern District of New York Roman v. Jasco Plumbing & Heating Supply, Inc.,and Jeffrey Bass, individually, and Matthew Bass, individually, Civil Case No.:21-cv-4030  On May 5, 2021, Plaintiff Roman filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York against JASCO PLUMBING & HEATING SUPPLY, INC. (“Jasco”), and JEFFREY BASS, […]

New Action filed in the Eastern District of New York Chavez v. Tribesmen Group, Inc., and Endy Lally, individually, Civil Case No.:21-cv-1981 On April 13, 2021, Plaintiff Chavez filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York against TRIBESMEN GROUP, INC. (“Tribesmen”), and ENDY LALLY, individually (“Lally,” together, where appropriate, as “Defendants”), alleging upon […]

On May 5, 2021, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (“HERO Act”), adding two new sections to the New York Labor Law.   The HERO Act requires all New York employers to implement extensive workplace health and safety protections against COVID-19 and other airborne infectious diseases. Notably, […]

Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Eastern District of New York Benavides v. Verdi Equities, Inc., et al.; Case No.: 20-cv-00850  As previously reported on this website, in Benavides v. Verdi Equities, Inc.; Case Number:20-cv-00850, on February 20, 2020, Lead Plaintiff, Mr. Benavides, on behalf of himself, individually, and on behalf of […]

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