New Collective Action Filed in the Eastern District of New York
Liriano v. Quatro Amici, Inc. d/b/a Paradiso Ristorante & Pizzeria and Diego Stornello Docket No: 18-cv-00134
On January 9, 2018, Lead Plaintiff Francisco Liriano, on behalf of himself, individually, and on behalf of all others similarly-situated, filed a collective action lawsuit in United States District Court – Eastern District of New York against Quatro Amici, Inc. d/b/a Paradiso Ristorante & Pizzeria and its Chief Operating Officer, Diego Stornello. The Complaint alleges as follows:
Plaintiff worked for Defendants from approximately October 17, 2014 until August 23, 2017. Throughout the entirety of his employment, the Defendants willfully failed to pay Plaintiff the wages lawfully due to him under the FLSA and the NYLL. Specifically, Defendants routinely required Plaintiff to work beyond forty hours in a workweek, but paid him a flat weekly wage meant to cover only the first forty hours that he worked per week. Thus, Defendants failed to compensate Plaintiff at any rate of pay, let alone at the statutorily-required overtime rate of time and one-half his straight-time rate of pay for any hours that he worked per week in excess of forty. Additionally, Defendants failed to pay Plaintiff at the minimum wage rate of pay for all hours worked, or to pay him a spread-of-hours premium on those work days when his spread of hours exceeded ten during a given day, as the NYLL and NYCCRR require. Lastly, Defendants failed to provide Plaintiff with accurate wage statements on each payday or with any wage notice at hire, further violating the NYLL.
If any individual is or has previously been an employee for the Defendants named in the lawsuit during the time period of January 9, 2012 – present 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: www.employmentlawyernewyork.com or www.516abogado.com, or by telephone at: (516) 248-5550, (516) ABOGADO, or (212) 679-5000.