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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 […]

On March 31, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (“MRTA”).  The MRTA expands the use of medical cannabis, legalizes recreational use of cannabis for adults 21 and older, and institutes the Office of Cannabis Management within the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control to regulate […]

right to unionize

If you work in a non-union business, do you have a right to unionize? A union helps employees organize and protect their rights in the workplace. Employers can easily ignore the concerns or demands of a single employee, but when they unionize and work together, employers have a lesser choice but to take them seriously. […]

right to work from home

Do employees have a right to work from home? During the last 13 months or so, many people have become accustomed to working from home. Doing so wasn’t an option for everyone. However, many were driven from their offices into their homes for their usual workday. The pandemic situation continues to evolve, but many employers […]

New Action filed in the Eastern District of New York Garcia v. Big Apple Remodeling Corp. and Velocity Framers USA Inc., Civil Case No.:21-cv-1852 On April 6, 2021, Plaintiff Garcia filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York against BIG APPLE REMODELING CORP. (“Big Apple”), and VELOCITY FRAMERS USA INC. (“Velocity,” together, where […]

racism

Coming off the heels of a “racist joke” made in the workplace, outside counsel has been investigating a racist hostile work environment at the New Jersey’s Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office (“HCPO”) under the leadership of Prosecutor, Esther Suarez. Genuine concerns related to a hostile work environment have surfaced at the HCPO after an alleged racist […]

$50,000.00 – Wage & Hour Violations

Morales Medina v. JMT Restaurant Corp., et al., Case No: CV 20-5753(SJF)(SIL) Firm Forces Pizzeria to Forfeit Judgment in the amount of $50,000.00 – Wage & Hour Violations – Firm represented a former employee against JMT Restaurant Corp., d/b/a Louie’s Pizzeria, a pizzeria, for unpaid overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act […]

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