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New Jersey Minimum Wage Set to Increase

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New Jersey Minimum Wage Will Increase to $15.00 per hour for most employees by 2024

On February 4, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill passed by the New Jersey Legislature that will raise the New Jersey minimum wage to $15.00 per hour for most employees by 2024.

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Rodriguez v. 149 Street Food Corp. d/b/a Fine Fare Supermarket, and 675 Morris Ave Food Corp. d/b/a Fine Fare Supermarket, and Franklin Pimentel, individually, and Daisy Pimentel, individually, and Rigo Delgado, individually Civil Case No.: 1:18-cv-07933

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New Class and Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New York

Rodriguez v. 149 Street Food Corp. d/b/a Fine Fare Supermarket, and 675 Morris Ave Food Corp. d/b/a Fine Fare Supermarket, and Franklin Pimentel, individually, and Daisy Pimentel, individually, and Rigo Delgado, individually Civil Case No.: 1:18-cv-07933

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New York City and State Minimum Wage to Increase

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New York State Minimum Wages Increase on December 31, 2018

As the holidays approach, it is easy to lose track of time, and before we know it, we are several months into 2019. However, please remember that the minimum wage is set to increase on December 31, 2018 for New York City and New York State.

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Urias v. Between The Bun Enterprises Inc. and Mala Ramsahai, individually Civil Case No.: 18-cv-04352

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New Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New YorkUrias v. Between The Bun Enterprises Inc. and Mala Ramsahai, individually Civil Case No.: 18-cv-04352

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Douglas v. Anthem Productions, LLC d/b/a Anthem Sound, Stage, and Lighting, and Advanced Audio Technology, LLC d/b/a Anthem SSL, and Evaggelos Poulos a/k/a Angelo Poulos, individually, and Joseph Lodi, individually, and Jason Ojeda, individually Case No.: 1:18-cv-05789

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New Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkDouglas v. Anthem Productions, LLC d/b/a Anthem Sound, Stage, and Lighting, and Advanced Audio Technology, LLC d/b/a Anthem SSL, and Evaggelos Poulos a/k/a Angelo Poulos, individually, and Joseph Lodi, individually, and Jason Ojeda, individually Case No.: 1:18-cv-05789

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Firm Negotiates $251,274.36 Settlement in Action for Overtime Compensation and Retaliation

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$251,274.36 – Action for Overtime Compensation and Retaliation - Firm represented a manager against her former employer, a corporation that owns and manages residential apartment buildings, asserting certain claims of violations of the Fair Housing Act, New York State Human Rights Law and the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”). The complaint in this matter alleged that Defendants paid our client a flat weekly rate of pay which fell below the amount required by the NYLL to qualify her for an overtime exemption. Nonetheless, Defendants required our client to work over forty hours per week and neglected to pay her for any of those excess hours. Additionally, the complaint asserted that Defendants required Plaintiff to live in the apartment building where she worked, yet still charged her rent, which amounted to unlawful deductions from her pay. Moreover, at some point, Defendants forced Plaintiff to carry out discriminatory housing practices. When Plaintiff refused to rent any apartments on Defendants’ behalf under such an unlawful policy, Defendants retaliated by harassing Plaintiff for over a year. Defendants continuously denied Plaintiff’s requests to stop verbally harassing her and breaking the law. This constructively led to the conclusion of Plaintiff’s employment. In further retaliation, Defendants filed several eviction proceedings, unlawfully increased Plaintiff’s rent, and spread lies about Plaintiff. After engaging in mediation, the Firm negotiated a settlement of $251,274.36 in March 2018. Michael J. Borrelli, Alexander T. Coleman, and Michael R. Minkoff handled the matter on behalf of the Firm.

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Eastern District of New York

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Rosario v. Baldwin Tavern Inc. d/b/a/ Kitty O’ Hara, and David Baker, individually, and Shay Leavy, individually. Docket No.: 17-cv-05879-SJF-ARLAs previously reported on this website, in Rosario v. Baldwin Tavern Inc. d/b/a/ Kitty O’ Hara, et. al., on October 6, 2017, Lead Plaintiff Mr. Rosario, on behalf of himself and those similarly situated, filed a collective action lawsuit against Baldwin Tavern Inc. d/b/a/ Kitty O’ Hara, et al. alleging willful violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”), and the New York Comp. Codes, Rules, and Regulations (“NYCCRR”), including the failure of Defendants to compensate Plaintiff at the minimum wage rate and for overtime wages. The factual allegations of the case are referenced in our December 2017 blog post and are summarized as follows.

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Auto Dealership Service Advisors Exempt From Overtime Under The FLSA

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On April 2, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that service advisors at auto dealerships are exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).

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Unpaid Wages Case Update (Docket No.: 17-CV-5041) Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Eastern District of New York

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Eastern District of New YorkAs previously reported on this website, in Henry v. Prishtina Construction Designs, Inc., on August 25, 2017, Lead Plaintiff Mr. Henry, on behalf of himself and those similarly situated, filed a class and collective action lawsuit in United States District Court – Eastern District of New York against Prishtina Construction Designs, Inc., and Flamur Prishtina, individually, alleging willful violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") including, but not limited to the failure of Defendants to pay overtime wages. The factual allegations of the case are referenced in on our New York employment lawyer court decisions page and are summarized as follows:

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Smajlaj v. Pritchard Industries, Inc. Case No.: 1:18-cv-02243

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New Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkSmajlaj v. Pritchard Industries, Inc. Case No.: 1:18-cv-02243

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NY State Paid Family Leave Comes Into Effect

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Starting January 1, 2018, many New York workers will be eligible to take Paid Family Leave under New York’s new law. For those eligible, which includes full-time employees after 26 consecutive weeks of employment and part-time employees after 175 non-consecutive days of employment, there will be available up to eight weeks of leave time during which the employee will receive 50% of their weekly salary (capped at 50% of the state average). Both the amount of leave time and weekly salary percentage will increase in coming years.

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Deas v. Alba Carting & Demolition, Inc., Alba Services Inc., and Andrew Horan Case No. 1:17-cv-03947-RA

New Collective Action granted in the Southern District of New YorkDeas v. Alba Carting & Demolition, Inc., Alba Services Inc., and Andrew Horan Case No. 1:17-cv-03947-RA

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Minimum Wage Increase: Good News for Long Island Workers

Good news for workers on Long Island. Effective December 31, 2017, the minimum wage on Long Island will increase from $10.00 to $11.00 for 2018. For fast food workers, the minimum wage on Long Island will increase from $10.75 to $11.75. The law also requires employers to post a notice issued by the Department of Labor summarizing the minimum wage provisions “in a conspicuous place” in their establishment, pursuant to 12 NYCRR §142-2.8. Moreover, under New York State Labor Law § 195.1, employers must issue to their employees a “Notice and Acknowledgement of Pay Rate and Pay Day” to reflect the employees’ new rate of pay, if it is increasing under the new minimum wage.

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Esperanza v. Dyckman Bar, Corp. et al Case No.: 1:17-CV-08766

New Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkEsperanza v. Dyckman Bar, Corp. et al Case No.: 1:17-CV-08766

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Chavez et al v. Morano Landscape Garden Designs, LTD. et al Case No.: 7:17-CV-08484

New Collective/ Class Action for Landscapers of Morano Landscape Garden Designs, Ltd. et al. Filed in the Southern District of New YorkChavez et al v. Morano Landscape Garden Designs, LTD. et a.l Case No.: 7:17-CV-08484

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New Law Brings End to Abusive Scheduling Practices

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and State Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito recently announced a new group of laws aimed at protecting low-wage earners in the city by ensuring scheduling and a variety of other rights.

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How Do I Sue My Employer?

In an ideal world, we’re able to work for an employer who treats us with respect and provides us with reasonable compensation for the time and effort we put into our jobs. Many people enjoy this arrangement, but all too often, things go wrong in the workplace. Sometimes the issues are minor and easily resolved, but in other cases, the legal system must be called in to remedy the problem.

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Zenith Dey and Libby Abesamis, et al. v. Next Cleaners NY1, LLC, and Next Cleaners, LLC, and Next At 808 Columbus Inc., and Kam Saifi, individually, and George Inakavadze, individually, and Alekey Berezov, individually, Case No: 17-CV-2049

New Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkZenith Dey and Libby Abesamis, et al. v. Next Cleaners NY1, LLC, and Next Cleaners, LLC, and Next At 808 Columbus Inc., and Kam Saifi, individually, and George Inakavadze, individually, and Alekey Berezov, individually,Case No: 17-CV-2049 (JMF)

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Shirley Guzman-Reina, et al., v. ABCO Maintenance, Inc., and James Virga, individually, Thomas Virga, individually, and Pete Ghazarian, individually, Case No. 17-cv-1299 (ILG) (PK)

New Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New YorkShirley Guzman-Reina, et al., v. ABCO Maintenance, Inc., and James Virga, individually, Thomas Virga, individually, and Pete Ghazarian, individually, Case No. 17-cv-1299 (ILG) (PK)

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Pedro Nolasco, et al. v. Miranda International Inc., d/b/a Dr. Shine, and Gotardo Cortez, individually, Case No. 17-1925 (PAC)

New Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New YorkPedro Nolasco, et al. v. Miranda International Inc., d/b/a Dr. Shine, and Gotardo Cortez, individually, Case No. 17-1925 (PAC)

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