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Cwikla v. Safeway Construction Enterprises, LLC, and SCSC Enterprises Inc., and Steve Cestaro, individually, Civil Case No.: 20-cv-1976

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New Action filed in the Eastern District of New York

Cwikla v. Safeway Construction Enterprises, LLC, and SCSC Enterprises Inc., and Steve Cestaro, individually, Civil Case No.: 20-cv-1976

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Huggins v. Chestnut Holdings of New York, Inc.; 1425 U LLC; and Jonathan Wiener Civil Action No.: 18-cv-1037

Property Management
New Action filed in the Southern District of New York

Huggins v. Chestnut Holdings of New York, Inc.; 1425 U LLC; and Jonathan Wiener  Civil Action No.: 18-cv-1037

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Second Circuit Clarifies Motor Carrier Exemption To Expand Overtime Protections Under New York Law

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Motor Carrier Exemption Expands Overtime Protections Under New York Law

In April 2020, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a small but important victory for employees in New York that are otherwise exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) Motor Carrier Exemption. Ordinarily, employees are exempt from overtime under the FLSA’s Motor Carrier Exemption if they are a driver, a driver’s helper, a mechanic, or hold some other position whose regular duties affect the safety of a motor vehicle that weighs more than 10,000 pounds and is utilized in interstate commerce.

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Martinez v. JLM Decorating, Inc., Civil Case No.: 20-cv-02969

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New Action filed in the Southern District of New York

Martinez v. JLM Decorating, Inc., and JLM Decorating NYC Inc., and Cosmopolitan Interior NY Corporation, and Moshe Gold, individually, and Josafath Arias, individually, Civil Case No.: 20-cv-02969

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Minimum Wage Increases Have NYC Workers Earning More in 2020

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The minimum wage employees must earn per hour working in New York City is one of the highest in the nation. It was raised to $15 per hour for companies employing 11 or more in New York City on December 31, 2018, and reached that same mark for companies employing 10 or fewer this year at the end of 2019. Those working in the surrounding suburbs have seen a rate increase to $13 per hour and elsewhere in New York minimum wage rose to $11.80. The phase in of increases will continue throughout 2020.

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United States Department of Labor Issues New Rule Limiting Franchisor Joint Employer Liability

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Franchisor Joint Employer Liability

In January, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a rule that will make it more difficult for workers to hold franchisors like McDonald’s and other fast food, convenience store, and gas station outlets liable for wage violations committed by their franchisees. The rule goes into effect this month. This rule is a natural extension of the DOL’s previous move rescinding Obama-era guidelines that expanded the definition of “joint employer” under the Fair Labor Standards Act to encompass more franchisors.

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Loja, et al. v. Jasco Designs, Inc..; Case No.: 1:18-cv-06190-AMD-VMS

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Eastern District of New York

Loja, et al. v. Jasco Designs, Inc..; Case No.: 1:18-cv-06190-AMD-VMS

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Aguilar v. Advanced Mepf Services Corp., et al.; Case No.: 1:19-cv-05014-RPK-JO

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Eastern District of New York

Aguilar v. Advanced Mepf Services Corp., et al.; Case No.: 1:19-cv-05014-RPK-JO

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Gill v. Moody Mart 2 Inc.,Et al. Civil Case No.: 19-cv-02171-JMA-AKT

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New Employment Law Action filed in the Eastern District of New York

Gill v. Moody Mart 2 Inc., and HO 110 Inc., and Hill Enterprise Inc., and Tariq Mahmud, individually, Civil Case No.: 19-cv-02171-JMA-AKT

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Mako v. Linda Richards Inc. et al.; Case No.: 19-cv-02660-CS

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Southern District of New York

Mako v. Linda Richards Inc. et al.; Case No.: 19-cv-02660-CS

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Boone and Clarke v. Alpha Corporate Transportation and Taxi Service Inc. d/b/a Alpha Taxi Et Al. Civil Case No.: 19-cv-02808-CS

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New Class and Collective Employment Law Action filed in the Southern District of New York

Boone and Clarke v. Alpha Corporate Transportation and Taxi Service Inc. d/b/a Alpha Taxi, and Edward Samraldi, individually, Civil Case No.: 19-cv-02808-CS

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Padilla v. Urban Garden Center, Inc. et al.; Case No.: 19-cv-09660(LGK)

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New Employment Law Class and Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New York

Padilla v. Urban Garden Center, Inc. et al.; Case No.: 19-cv-09660(LGK)

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Mako v. Linda Richards Inc., and Linda Barry a/k/a Linda Bretti, individually, and Frank Bretti, individually, Civil Case No.: 19-cv-02660

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New Employment Law Class and Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New York

Mako v. Linda Richards Inc., and Linda Barry a/k/a Linda Bretti, individually, and Frank Bretti, individually,Civil Case No.: 19-cv-02660

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Melgarejo v. New York Fish & Vegetable, Inc., d/b/a “NY Fish and Vegetables,” and Lee’s Fish & Fruit, Inc., and David Lee, individually, Civil Case No.: 19-cv-02439-AT

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New Class and Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New York

Melgarejo v. New York Fish & Vegetable, Inc., d/b/a “NY Fish and Vegetables,” and Lee’s Fish & Fruit, Inc., and David Lee, individually, Civil Case No.: 19-cv-02439-AT

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McPherson v. Tropical Fantasy Bar & Lounge Inc., and Mukesh Persaud, individually, Civil Case No.: 19-cv-00599

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New Class and Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New York

McPherson v. Tropical Fantasy Bar & Lounge Inc., and Mukesh Persaud, individually, Civil Case No.: 19-cv-00599

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Mclean v. Cornucopia Logistics, LLC; Civil Case No.: 19-cv-00864

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New Class and Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New York

Mclean v. Cornucopia Logistics, LLC; Civil Case No.: 19-cv-00864

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Egan and Tavolilla v. Safeway Construction Enterprises, LLC, et al. Case No.: 19-cv-02052(RJD)(PK)

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Eastern District of New York

Egan and Tavolilla v. Safeway Construction Enterprises, LLC, et al. Case No.: 19-cv-02052(RJD)(PK)

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Vilchez v. Violette’s cellar, LLC, Et Al. Civil Case No.: 18-cv-06832

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New York Employment Law Class and Collective Action filed in the Eastern District of New York

Vilchez v. Violette’s cellar, LLC, and Roberto Hernandez, individually Civil Case No.: 18-cv-06832

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Pena v. Big Mack Painting Corp. et al.; Case No.: 19-cv-00265

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Overtime Wages Action in the Eastern District of New York

Pena v. Big Mack Painting Corp. et al.; Case No.: 19-cv-00265

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Abraham and Sylvester v. Promise Home Care Agency, Inc.; Case No.: 18-cv-04502

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Judge grants Conditional Certification of Collective Action in the Southern District of New York

Abraham and Sylvester v. Promise Home Care Agency, Inc.; Case No.: 18-cv-04502

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