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

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

On May 21, 2018, Plaintiff, Ms. Bardhaj, filed a civil action lawsuit against her employer, 50 Broadway Realty Corp., for overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”), and the New York Comp. Codes Rules and Regulations (“NYCCRR”). The complaint alleges as follows:

Ms. Bardhaj worked for Defendant – a Manhattan Building Management Company which leases and manages numerous commercial properties – in various roles from around May 20, 2010, until October 31, 2017. Specifically, from July 31, 2011, until June 20, 2016, Ms. Bardhaj worked as an office assistant, a role which required her to perform any tasks that her supervisors requested of her, including: filing, answering phones, registering building visitors with the front-desk security, and coordinating events. Plaintiff Bardhaj performed her office assistant work for a total of between seven and one-half and fifteen hours per week. Yet, despite working these hours every week, Defendant never paid Plaintiff any wages whatsoever for her office assistant work. In addition to her office assistant position, beginning in September 2014 and continuing until the end of her employment, Defendant also employed Plaintiff as a building maintenance employee/cleaner who was required to work over forty hours per week. Thus, Ms. Bardhaj concurrently worked over forty hours per week as a maintenance employee/cleaner and between seven and one-half and fifteen hours per week as an office assistant. Although she was paid at various rates for her work as a building maintenance worker, Defendant still failed to pay Plaintiff Bardhaj at any rate of pay whatsoever for her time working as an office assistant. As a result, Defendant willfully failed to pay Plaintiff at any rate of pay – let alone at the rate of one and one-half times her regular rate of pay – for all hours that she worked exceeding forty each week as an office assistant, in violation of the overtime provisions of the FLSA, NYLL, and NYCCRR. Defendant further violated the NYLL by failing to provide Ms. Bardhaj with accurate wage statements on each payday, in that Defendant provided her with no wage statements prior to September 2014 and that the wage statements Defendant did provide to her thereafter failed to include the hours that she worked as an office assistant.

If any individual is or has previously been an employee for the Defendant named in the lawsuit and/or has information that may be relevant to this case, please contact Borrelli & Associates, P.L.L.C. as soon as possible through one of our websites, or by phone (516) 248–5550, (516) ABOGADO, or (212) 679–5000.

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