We have a zero-tolerance approach to employers who refuse to pay the legal minimum wage, or who don’t pay proper overtime wages, or who bully or take advantage in any way of New York’s working men and women when it comes to wages, overtime, tipped wage credits for restaurant workers. I’m very proud and gratified to report our recent victories:
Two air-conditioner workers were denied overtime. We filed suit in federal court, and the employer realized he couldn’t win and settled the case.
Two construction workers were refused overtime, and falsely designated as independent contractors by their boss. We took over this case after another lawyer and started it, and negotiated a terrific settlement for our clients.
Fifteen workers were misclassified by the employer as having no right to overtime. We joined them together in a collective action, filed suit, and were able to settle the case–and the employer properly classified all such workers for the future.
We filed suit for a landscaper, and the judge ordered us to go to mediation. At mediation, we negotiated a great settlement for our client.