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$300,000.00 Improper Payment of Minimum Wage and Overtime Provisions Settlement

Hotel roomYazer and Gonzalez, et al. v. SSN Hotel Management, LLC d/b/a Red Roof Inn, and Shri Hari New York, LLC d/b/a Red Roof Inn, and Peter Bhaidaswala a/k/a Peter Bhai a/k/a Piyush Bhaidaswala, individually.

Docket No: 16-cv-1679(VMS), Eastern District of New York.

$300,000.00 – Improper Payment of Minimum Wage and Overtime Provisions - Firm represented a collective of employees against their former employers, two entities that operates as a single business enterprise and that together run a popular hotel. Plaintiffs asserted that they were required to work far in excess of forty hours each week throughout their employment and that Defendants only paid Plaintiffs for some of their hours worked over forty at the statutorily required overtime rate while frequently paying Plaintiffs nothing for their hours worked over forty. Plaintiffs also claimed that Defendants failed to pay Plaintiffs for all hours worked up to forty each week at their straight-time rates, paid Plaintiffs at an effective hourly rate below the minimum wage for each hour worked for many weeks of their employment, and additionally failed to pay Plaintiffs spread of hours premiums for each day when Plaintiffs worked in excess of ten hours. Lastly, Plaintiffs argued that Defendants failed to provide Plaintiffs with accurate wage statements on each payday as the New York Labor Law requires. After negotiations, the case concluded in a settlement in the amount of $300,000.00 to resolve each of the Plaintiff’s claims. Michael J. Borrelli and Alexander T. Coleman, handled the matter on behalf of the Firm.

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