New Collective Action filed vs. Tattoo Lou’s, Famous Tattoo Parlor
Alyssa Brown v. Advanced Tattoo Management Consulting Corp. d/b/a/ Tattoo Lou’s et al, Case No. 15-cv-00436
On January 28, 2015, Lead Plaintiff Alyssa Brown 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 vs. Advanced Tattoo Management Consulting Corp. d/b/a/ Tattoo Lou’s, and Lou Rubino et al. Ms. Brown worked for Defendants, a tattoo and body piercing shop and its owner, as a piercer and “front girl” from April 2012 through December 2014. She alleges that when she began her employment, Plaintiff worked between forty and sixty hours per week, but Defendants did not pay her at all because they improperly classified her as an “apprentice” or “trainee.” Thereafter, in November 2012 when Defendants removed the erroneous title and began to pay her at least some wages, Plaintiff continued to work between forty and sixty hours per week, but Defendants did not pay her an hourly rate of pay and only paid her 50% of the cost of the services she performed, which amounted to less than the minimum wage. Defendants also failed to pay Ms. Brown any rate of pay or the proper overtime compensation at the statutorily-required overtime rate of pay for any hour that she worked per week over forty hours as the New York Labor Law, New York Compensation Codes Rules and Regulations, and the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act require. In addition, Defendants failed to furnish Ms. Brown with accurate wage statements on each payday, or with proper wage notices on an annual basis as required by the New York Labor Law.
If any person worked for the tattoo and piercing store named in the lawsuit during the time period of January 28, 2008 – 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.