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Louis Pechman was quoted in The Wall Street  Journal about the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk which held that Amazon warehouse workers were not entitled to pay for the time they spent being screened for theft at the end of their work shifts.

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On November 17, 2014, Lou Pechman moderated a panel on “How to Litigate a Wage and Hour Case” at the New York County Lawyers’ Association. Lou has chaired this program annually since 2010. For more information click here

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Louis Pechman filed a lawsuit on behalf of bartenders at Pat O’Brien’s in New Orleans for allegedly violating tip and wage payment laws. The case was reported on by The Times-Picayune and The Advocate.

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Louis Pechman was lead counsel for private plaintiffs in a record $8.5 million settlement with Chickie’s & Pete’s.  The settlement was reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News.

On June 2, 2014, Louis Pechman was featured in a segment on Tipped Wages on Brooklyn TV’s BK Live.  The segment focused on pay issues in New York City restaurants, including concerns about the increase in lawsuits for illegal pay practices.  Among the topics discussed were the differences between minimum wage and tipped minimum wage, the complicated set of laws involving the tip credit, spread of hours, and other worker rights issues. Watch the video.

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On March 8, 2012, Louis Pechman was quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post about the $5.25 million settlement reached between Mario Batali and current and former employees at eight of his restaurants who alleged wage and hour law violations.

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The Wall Street Journal quoted Louis Pechman in its September 24, 2010 article about the New York Department of Labor’s impending issuance of a new Wage Order for the restaurant industry.

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Louis Pechman was quoted in the New York Post regarding the 3.15 million dollar settlement Berke-Weiss & Pechman reached on behalf of the waiters of Sparks Steak House: “This is a great settlement for both the waiters and the restaurant. It’s good to have these issues behind us.”

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Louis Pechman filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of waitresses at Hooters of Long Island for unlawful tip appropriations and other labor law violations. The case was reported in the New York Daily News, the New York Post, Newsday, and Gothamist on October 30, 2009.

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Louis Pechman was quoted in the New York Post on October 8, 2009 regarding employment law issues implicated by David Letterman’s office romance with a staffer. Click here to read the article

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On June 9, 2009, Deadspin called Louis Pechman’s blog about the NBA’s Age Limit “another sensible argument against the NBA’s minimum-age rule.” Click here to read the article

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