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New Action filed in the Southern District Of New York Quinones, Jr., v. UMVLT LLC, d/b/a Aspiris., and Joshua Hamel, individually, and Michael Steffe, individually, Civil Case No.:21-cv-184  On January 8, 2021, Plaintiff Quinones, Jr. filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court Southern District of New York against UMVLT LLC d/b/a ASPIRIS, (“Aspiris”), […]

Tejada v. La Selecta Bakery, Inc., Case No :17-cv-05882-CBA-RER Firm Secures Judgment in the amount of $320,222.12 plus interest – Wage & Hour Violations – Firm represented a collective group of former employees against La Selecta Bakery, Inc., a bakery, for unpaid overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New […]

Fast Food Workers

Some people employed in New York State may be unaware of their status as at-will employees until they come face to face with the term at the end of their employment.  Under the doctrine of at-will employment, employers can choose to terminate employees for any reason, without a need to justify the employment decision, provided […]

On December 3, 2020, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) filed suit against Facebook alleging that Facebook “refused to recruit, consider, or hire qualified and available U.S. workers for over 2,600 positions.”  The positions at the center of the DOJ’s complaint were valued at approximately $156,000 per year.  DOJ further alleged that after a two-year investigation, […]

Abraham and Sylvester v. Promise Home Care Agency, Inc.; Case No.:18-cv-04502 $1,100,000.00 – Wage & Hour Violations – Firm represented a collective of employees and former employees against Promise Home Care Agency, Inc a home health care agency for unpaid, overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor law […]

 Mayor DeBlasio recently expanded laws enacted to protect city businesses and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. DeBlasio signed three bills in total. The first extended and expanded paid safe and sick leave to more workers. The other two extended protection for commercial tenants and hotel workers. Safe and Sick Time for NYC Employees The first […]

EDNY Schimkewitsch v. N.Y. Inst. of Tech., CV 19-5199 Plaintiff alleges he was expelled from the New York Institute of Technology due to discrimination based upon sex, national origin, and disability.  Plaintiff also asserted claims grounded in breach of contract arising from his expulsion.  Defendant moved to dismiss all causes of action pursuant to Federal […]

New Action filed in the Southern District of New York Angel and Teofilo v. Afghan Kebab House I Inc. and Mohammad K. Rouzyi, individually, Civil Case No.: 19-cv-11347 On December 11, 2019, Plaintiffs, Mr. Angel and Mr. Teofilo, filed a lawsuit in the United States Southern District of New York against AFGHAN KEBAB HOUSE I […]

$100,000.00 – Disability Discrimination Case – Firm represented a decorated veteran of the United States Army against his former employer for disability discrimination pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (“ADA”), and the New York State Human Rights Law, as well as common law defamation. After engaging in private mediation, the […]

New Action filed in the Eastern District of New York Aquapan v. Sunshine 39 Windows & Glass, Inc. and Lim Siew Seng, individually, Civil Case No.: 19-cv-06446 On November 14, 2019, Plaintiff Aquapan, on behalf of himself, individually, and on behalf of all others similarly-situated, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court Eastern […]

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