Our Cases

Virginia & Ambinder LLP focuses on wage & hour civil litigation, and has represented thousands of individual workers, as well as handled large class actions, for almost every trade throughout New York, New Jersey, and the surrounding metropolitan area.

Since its founding in 1994, Virginia & Ambinder, LLP has served as lead or co-lead counsel in numerous high-profile cases, and ultimately provided significant recoveries in settlements and verdicts for our clients.

If you have questions about any of the cases listed on our web site, or simply want additional information about our practice and/or legal advice, contact us or call one of our experienced attorneys for a free and confidential consultation at (212) 943-9080. Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with weekend and late-evening appointments available by pre-arrangement. Spanish, Polish, and Russian language services are available.

NASSAU CORRECTIONS

If you worked for the Nassau County Correction Center or Nassau County Sheriff's Department and would like to participate in the case for unpaid wages, please fill out this form and submit:

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NYC FLSA CASES

If you worked for FDNY EMS and would like to participate in the case for unpaid wages, please fill out this form and submit:

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If you worked for FDNY Alarm Dispatchers and would like to participate in the case for unpaid wages, please fill out this form and submit:

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If you worked for Department of Education and would like to participate in the case for unpaid wages, please fill out this form and submit:

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$11 Million Settlement for Food Service Workers

In 2015, Virginia & Ambinder secured a $11 million settlement for food service workers employed by the Maramont Corporation. The workers alleged they had been denied prevailing wages, living wages, and supplemental benefits while performing food preparation work on publicly financed contracts for the City of New York, the New York City Department of Education, the New York City Department of Homeless Services, and the New York City Division of Municipal Supply Services. Through V&A’s determined advocacy, the workers were able to recover the wages they claimed. See Wulton Cardona, et al. v. Maramont Corporation, et al. 

$4.9 Million Settlement for Construction Workers

In 2011, Virginia & Ambinder negotiated a $4.9 million dollar settlement for carpenters, bricklayers, masons, and other workers in construction-related trades. The complaint alleged that workers for Three Generations Contracting, Inc. and other related entities were entitled to recover unpaid prevailing wages, supplemental benefits and overtime. See Tomasz Wojnowski, et al. v. Three Generations Contracting, Inc., et al. 

$12 Million Settlement for Dock Workers

In 2014, Virginia & Ambinder secured a $12 million settlement for crane operators, welders, painters, and others employed by a major dry dock and ship-repairing facility in New York Harbor on various public projects in New York. The workers alleged that they were paid less than the prevailing wage and supplemental benefit rate on these projects. V&A’s skilled representation of these workers secured them the wages they claimed. 

$2.9 Million Settlement for Nurses and Medical Assistants

In 2014, V&A recovered $2.9 million in alleged unpaid wages for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, medical assistants, and others employed at a nursing facility in Brooklyn. The workers claimed that, for years, they had been denied minimum wages and overtime compensation despite regularly working more than forty hours per week. V&A worked diligently to earn these workers the compensation they claimed. 

$1.1 Million Settlement for Auto Dealership Workers

In 2011, Virginia & Ambinder struck a $1.1 million settlement to recover unpaid overtime wages and spread of hours compensation allegedly owed to drivers, warehouse workers, parts counter workers, servicemen, and others employed at a prominent regional truck sales and repair facility based on Long Island. 

$13 Million Settlement for Building Superintendents

In 2000, Virginia & Ambinder secured a $13 million settlement for superintendents of residential buildings owned by the City of New York and managed by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.  These superintendents alleged that, for years, they were required to be on-call at all times and were denied payment of prevailing wages, minimum wages, and overtime wages. Through diligence and creativity, V&A managed the complexities of this matter to ensure that these hardworking men and women were awarded the wages they claimed. See Wallace Brunson, et al. v. The City of New York, et al.  

$7.2 Million for Unpaid Interns - Largest Unpaid Intern Settlement to Date

In 2015, Virginia & Ambinder broke records for securing the largest unpaid intern settlement to date - $7.2 million. The case was brought in 2013 by unpaid interns claiming that Viacom failed to pay them minimum wages for the work they performed for the company. With this record-breaking settlement, V&A simultaneously set the standard for the treatment of interns and the standard for all intern case settlements to follow.  See Casey Ojeda, et al. v. Viacom Inc., et al