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Firm Secures Settlement In The Amount Of $1,500,000.00 On Behalf Of Plaintiffs In Overtime Case

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Jordan v. MV Transportation, Inc., and MV Contract Transportation, Inc., and Michelaire Phanor, an individual, et al., Index #: 513422/2016, New York State Supreme Court, Kings County

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Eastern District of New York - Ramirez v. El Potrero Sport Bar, Inc.

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Eastern District of New YorkRamirez v. El Potrero Sport Bar, Inc., Case No.: 18-cv-964

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Managing partner Michael J. Borrelli opines on Newsday query

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Highly skilled and experienced lawyer in all areas of employment law, Managing Partner Michael J. Borrelli discusses various aspects of employee rights concerning wage and hour matters in Newsday. To read more about this and other employment issues on the Help Wanted column of Carrie Mason-Draffen, click the link below:https://www.newsday.com/business/workplace-questions-labor-laws-1.20688747

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Argudo v. Maletona Corp. d/b/a Fino Ristorante Italiano, and Peter G. Vulaj, individually Civil Case No.: 1:18-cv-06017

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New Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkArgudo v. Maletona Corp. d/b/a Fino Ristorante Italiano, and Peter G. Vulaj, individually Civil Case No.: 1:18-cv-06017

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What You Need to Know about Minimum Wage Law in New York

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Most states have a minimum wage that employers are required to pay employees and New York is no exception.

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Ametepe v. Peak Time Parking, Corp., and FIH Enterprise Inc., and Sam Dar Enterprises Inc., and Zafar Majeed, individually, and Fayyaz Khan, individually, and Naveed Anjum, individually, and Mustafa Ali Khandwalla, individually Case No.: 1:18-cv-05384

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New Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkAmetepe v. Peak Time Parking, Corp., and FIH Enterprise Inc., and Sam Dar Enterprises Inc., and Zafar Majeed, individually, and Fayyaz Khan, individually, and Naveed Anjum, individually, and Mustafa Ali Khandwalla, individually  Case No.: 1:18-cv-05384

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Flores v. New City Lawn & Landscape, Inc., and Joseph Monteferrante, individually Case No.: 7:18-cv-05456

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New Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkFlores v. New City Lawn & Landscape, Inc., and Joseph Monteferrante, individually Case No.: 7:18-cv-05456

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Temporary Schedule Changes: New NYC law gives employees more flexibility

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On July 18, 2018, the new Temporary Schedule Change Law took effect in New York City. Under the law, covered employees have a right to temporary changes to their work schedule for certain “personal events.” All employees who work over 80+ hours per calendar year in NYC and who have been employed by their employer for more than 120 days are covered by this law. Government employees, certain collective bargaining employees, and certain employees in motion picture, television, and live entertainment industries are exempt from the new law. The new law also requires that employers place a conspicuous notice of the law in the workplace.

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Bardhaj v. 50 Broadway Realty Corp., Civil Case No.: 1:18-cv-04503

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New Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkBardhaj v. 50 Broadway Realty Corp., Civil Case No.: 1:18-cv-04503

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Former Assistant United States Attorney Thomas R. Price Joins New York Employment Law Firm, Borrelli & Associates, P.L.L.C. as a Senior Attorney

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Borrelli & Associates, P.L.L.C. is pleased to announce that attorney Thomas R. Price recently joined the firm as a Senior Associate. Prior to joining our team, Thomas was an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY). As part of the Department of Justice’s Financial Fraud Task Force, Thomas investigated allegations of fraud in the creation and issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) by large financial institutions. His work as an AUSA also included handling FCA qui tam actions, representing government agencies in litigation, and obtaining a permanent injunction against eleven defendants engaged in a multi-million-dollar international mail fraud scheme. Prior to becoming an AUSA, Thomas worked with the EDNY in its investigation of Citigroup, Inc.’s issuance of RMBS, which resulted in a record seven-billion-dollar settlement. Thomas also has three and one-half years of experience as a Litigation Associate for a large international law firm, where he worked on a variety of complex commercial matters, including: product liability, anti-trust, breach of contract, securities litigation, and violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. During his time as a Litigation Associate, Thomas helped establish a pro bono practice focused on providing veterans with assistance in seeking medical and disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Additionally, Thomas has experience in the areas of general business law, employment, healthcare and vaccine injury from four years in private practice.

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Non-Compete Agreements: What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself

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Non-compete agreements are created by employers to prevent employees from taking their talents to a direct competitor. The agreement is usually part of the overall employment contract, though it might be an individual document, and is often for a pre-determined period of time.

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Abraham and Sylvester v. Promise Home Care Agency, Inc. Case No.: 18-cv-04502

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New Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkAbraham and Sylvester v. Promise Home Care Agency, Inc. Case No.: 18-cv-04502

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Sexual Harassment Laws Expanded

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In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the New York State Legislature and New York City Council have enacted broad expansions to the laws regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. As these laws take effect, it is important to note how your legal rights may have changed. Below is an overview of many of the significant changes that are, or will be, taking effect:

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Discovery of Defendants’ Alleged “Virtual Private Network” Leads to Class Action Settlement of $920,741.42

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Jones v. Strategic Financial Solutions L.L.C., and Pioneer Law Firm, P.C., d/b/a The Law Offices of John Dougherty and Associates, and Timberline Capital Ventures, Inc., and Harbor Legal Group, L.L.C., d/b/a The Law Offices of G. Anthony Yuthas, and Credit Advocates Law Firm, LLC, Case No: 16-cv-04617

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Jones v. The Montessori School of Kingston Inc., and Talat F. Mallick, individually Case No.: 5:00-at-99999

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New Action filed in the Northern District of New YorkJones v. The Montessori School of Kingston Inc., and Talat F. Mallick, individually Case No.: 5:00-at-99999

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Carillo v. Elonis Restaurant, Inc. d/b/a Landmark Diner, and John Tiglias, individually, and Thomas Tiglias, individually Case No.: 18-cv-03227

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New Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New YorkCarillo v. Elonis Restaurant, Inc. d/b/a Landmark Diner, and John Tiglias, individually, and Thomas Tiglias, individuallyCase No.: 18-cv-03227

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Sick Time, ADA, and Mental Illness

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Most people understand the law protects people with disabilities. Laws provide protection for consumers just trying to live normal, healthy lives, as well as those who are employees. Employers are legally required to accommodate employees with disabilities.

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Contracted or Employed? Legal Status of “Gig” Workers Remains Uncertain

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In the modern employment world, people are increasingly taking advantage of the “gig” businesses, like Uber, GrubHub, or Upwork, as a full-time job. While the flexibility of these gig jobs is enticing, those who work for these gig businesses need to understand the nature of their relationship, specifically: are they an employee or a contractor? Many people view themselves as employees, especially when they rely on a gig business as their main source of income, however, in Matter of Vega [Postmates Inc.], decided June 21, 2018, the New York Appellate Division of the Third Department issued an opinion addressing this question by examining the working relationship of a Postmates delivery worker, Mr. Vega. Mr. Vega had been terminated and sought unemployment insurance benefits, which Postmates opposed on the grounds that Mr. Vega was not an employee and thus not entitled to the benefits. The Department of Labor Commissioner ultimately decided that Mr. Vega qualified as an employee. Postmates appealed the decision of the Commissioner and in Matter of Vega [Postmates Inc.], the court overturned the Commissioner’s decision, finding that there was no employment relationship.

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Alvarez v. Magan Food Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Hubba’s, and Carlos Magan, individually Case No.: 7:18-cv-04841

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New Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkAlvarez v. Magan Food Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Hubba’s, and Carlos Magan, individually Case No.: 7:18-cv-04841

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Kukic and Sahmanovic v. Romad Realty LLC, and HHRMC LLC, and David Kornitzer, and Harry Hirsch, Case No.: 1:18-cv-04629

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New Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkKukic and Sahmanovic v. Romad Realty LLC, and HHRMC LLC, and David Kornitzer, and Harry Hirsch, Case No.: 1:18-cv-04629

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