V&A’s co-counsel speaks to Patch about action against Glen Cove Mansion on behalf of service workers denied tips
"A former waiter for the filed a class action lawsuit in Nassau County State Supreme Court on Thursday accusing the upscale establishment of withholding gratuity wages from its catering staff, according to the plaintiff’s lawyers."
Current and former Holiday Inn employees file a class action lawsuit in federal court, alleging that the hotel, next to Chateau Briand Caters on Old Country Road in Westbury, didn’t pay overtime to any of its employees who worked more than 40 hours a week over the last the last six years in violation of state and federal labor law. “It’s unfortunate in today’s economic times that employees not only are forced to work long hours, but must find it necessary to file suit to receive the wages for the hours that they worked,” said Lloyd Ambinder of Virginia & Ambinder.
"Mavis Kemper, a native of Jamaica now living in Cambria Heights, Queens, is a woman with a strong work ethic. A housekeeper at the Holiday Inn in Westbury, Long Island, from June 2005 until January 2012, Kemper, 43, worked tirelessly, often working six days per week from about 6:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for $9 to $11 per hour, cleaning the hotel's 152 rooms, but she was never paid overtime. Reluctantly, she complained, but nothing was done."
In Polska Gazeta-
Lloyd Ambinder is asked to return as a contributor to the Polska Gazeta to continue his popular series of articles on employment law.
The Polska Gazeta is distributed in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, and has a readership of approximately 13,000 people.
In Lion Cub Job Search-
Virginia & Ambinder, LLP is one of four organizations being honored at the annual New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) gala for its “pro-bono services to NICE and many sister organizations to ensure that immigrant workers get paid their fair wages.”
"In New York, we always hear the term at-will employment. Who knows what that really means? I've asked Kara Belofsky of Virginia and Ambinder LLP to lend some additional clarity:"
In Polska Gazeta-
Due to overwhelming interest from the readers of the Polska Gazeta, Lloyd Ambinder is asked to extend his series of articles on employment law.
This month, the series explains issues such as tip pooling in the restaurant industry, the new overtime regulations for nannies, and the prevailing wage and hour rights for construction workers. Polska Gazeta is a local New York City newspaper, with distribution in Connecticut and New Jersey, and a readership of approximately 13,000 people.
In Justia US Law-
Previously, carpenters, bricklayers, masons and other workers in construction-related trades filed a lawsuit alleging that employer Abax Incorporated underpaid them on wages, overtime, and benefits during the course of their employment on public works contracts.
A few days ago, the Appellate Division, First Department issued a decision, stating in part that Virginia & Ambinder, LLP “has demonstrated its expertise and zealous representation of the plaintiffs here, as well as in prior class action cases which have reached this court on appeal.
In Crain's New York Business-
Former employees of a New York unit of French insurance giant AXA Group filed a federal class-action suit alleging that thousands of U.S. employees worked as many as 60 hours per week but weren’t paid minimum wages or overtime.
The suit alleges that AXA Financial, AXA Advisors and other related entities hired unlicensed financial product marketers, made them pay for training materials and registration fees, and required them to work without compensation while studying for exams. Virginia & Ambinder, LLP is co-counsel in this action.
In Polska Gazeta-
Lloyd Ambinder of Virginia & Ambinder, LLP authors a series of articles for the Polish language daily “Polska Gazeta,” explaining the rights of workers in the workplace, overtime payments, tip credits, unemployment compensation, and prevailing wage and hour rights for construction workers.
Polska Gazeta is a local New York City newspaper, with distribution in Connecticut and New Jersey, and a readership of approximately 13,000 people.
V&A wins class certification for NYC café workers denied overtime wages
A federal judge has conditionally certified a class of restaurant and delivery workers who allege a New York City restaurant management company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying them for overtime work.
Former and current employees of Charlie Brown’s Restaurant started a class-action lawsuit against the chain in March, alleging that Charlie Brown’s failed to properly distribute tips and pay employees for overtime.
Notices were recently sent out to Charlie Brown’s 9,000 employees, and so far more than 100 have agreed to join the suit. Lloyd Ambinder, of Virginia & Ambinder, LLP, represents the workers in the case. Among the allegations is that waitresses were asked to show up at 11 a.m., but would not be clocked in until their first customers showed up for lunch. Since the start of the lawsuit, Charlie Brown’s has closed almost half its eateries, shrinking the popular family chain to 29 locations.
In New York Post-
Former Penthouse Executive Club cocktail waitress and other employees file a class-action complaint in Manhattan federal court, alleging that they weren’t paid minimum wages or overtime for all the hours they worked.
The Penthouse Executive Club has bared some ugly allegations against a former cocktail waitress who’s suing the Hells Kitchen skin palace.
In Massapequa Post-
Local 78 has lodged a lawsuit against New York Insulation in New York State Supreme Court for allegedly failing to pay adequate wages and benefits to workers in May 2008.
The union is represented by Lloyd Ambinder of Virginia & Ambinder, LLP.