New Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New York
Henry v. Prishtina Construction Designs, Inc. Docket No.: 17-CV-5041
On August 25, 2017, Lead Plaintiff Henry Clement, 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. The complaint alleges as follows: Defendants employed Plaintiff to work as a construction worker from in or about June 2011 to June 12, 2017. Throughout his employment, Plaintiff’s duties mainly consisted of manual labor including, but not limited to, carpentry, cabinetry, plastering, tilework, flooring, framing, hanging sheetrock, painting, plumbing, electrical work, carrying materials and tools and keeping work areas clean. Defendants required Plaintiff to work, and Plaintiff did work, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., six days per week, with a thirty-minute lunch break each day, for a total of fifty-seven hours per week. In addition, Defendants paid Plaintiff a flat weekly rate of $720.00, which was intended to cover only the first forty hours that Plaintiff worked each week, and which makes Plaintiff’s straight-time rate $18.00 per hour. Accordingly, Plaintiff brings this lawsuit against Defendants pursuant to the collective action provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. § 216(b), on behalf of himself, individually, and on behalf of all other persons similarly-situated during the applicable FLSA limitations period who suffered damages as a result of Defendants’ willful violations of the FLSA.
If any person worked for the defendants named in the lawsuit during the time period of Thursday, August 25, 2011– present or has information that may be relevant to this case, contact Borrelli & Associates, P.L.L.C. as soon as possible through our website, www.employmentlawyernewyork.com, or any of our phone numbers: (516) 248-5550, (516) ABOGADO, and (212) 679-5000.