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New Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New York

Murray v. Ambassador College Bookstores Inc.
Case No.: 2:18-cv-01388

On March 5, 2018, Lead Plaintiff Ms. Murray, on behalf of herself and those similarly situated, filed a class and collective action lawsuit in United States District Court – Eastern District of New York against her employer, Ambassador College Bookstores Inc.  The complaint alleges as follows: 

Ms. Murray began working for Defendant -- a company that provides book fulfillment and management services to schools and colleges -- as a client service specialist around June 21, 2008 and currently remains employed in this capacity.  From at least March 5, 2012 until the end of June 2016, Defendant intentionally misclassified Plaintiff as “exempt”, and as a result, willfully failed to pay Plaintiff the wages lawfully due to her under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”).  Despite that Plaintiff preformed primarily non-exempt duties, Defendant required Ms. Murray to work more than forty hours per workweek while paying her a flat weekly salary intended to cover only her first forty hours worked per week, and thus intentionally failed to compensate her at any rate of pay, let alone at the statutorily-required overtime rate of time and one-half her straight-time rate for each hour that she worked per week in excess of forty.  Additionally, Defendant failed to provide Plaintiff with accurate wage statements on each payday, as the NYLL requires.

If any individual is or has previously been an employee for the Defendant named in the lawsuit during the time period of March 5, 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 any of our phone numbers: (516) 248 – 5550, (516) ABOGADO, or (212) 679 – 5000.

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