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Celebrity Chef Mike Isabella Sued for Sexual Harassment

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April 20, 2018

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A former female Operations Director at Mike Isabella Concepts, a chain of restaurants owned by celebrity chef Mike Isabella, filed a lawsuit against the company alleging they violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by creating and perpetuating a hostile work environment against women in the workplace.

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Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $35 Million in Stolen Wages Returned to Workers in 2017

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $35,370,000 was returned to 36,446 victims of wage theft in 2017. In addition, $1 million in continued funding was secured in the FY 2019 budget to support the expansion of the Department of Labor's staff of investigators.

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Georgia Hotel Company Paid Worker $73,732 In Back Wages for Overtime Violations

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March 15, 2018

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Two Marietta, Georgia-based hotels paid $73,732 in back wages and liquidated damages to 14 employees for violations of the minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), according to an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Domino Sugar Parent Company to pay $13.4 million over Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

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March 9, 2018

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A federal jury has awarded $13.4 million to Rosanna Mayo-Coleman who alleges she suffered sexual harassment at a sugar refinery plant in Yonkers, New York owned by Domino Sugar’s parent company. The lawsuit was brought by a storeroom attendant, who worked at the refinery owned by American Sugar Holding, Inc. for over 20 years. Mayo-Coleman alleges she was subjected to sexual harassment by a new manager starting in 2008, who would regularly comment on her looks, solicit romantic attention from her, and on one occasion, grabbed her behind in a closed-door meeting. This manager would frequently make inappropriate and sexually suggestive comments in-front of other workers.

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Panera Accused of Cheating Assistant Managers out of Overtime

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February 28, 2018

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Panera’s largest franchise, is being sued by a group of Assistant Managers for allegedly violating the Fair Labor and Standards Act by failing to pay them the proper overtime required by law.

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Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchise to Pay $30,000 To Settle Disability Discrimination Suit

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February 2, 2018

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A disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC) against the operator of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Dublin, Georgia was settled for $30,000.

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Brooklyn-based Car Wash Sued For $540,000 for Wage Theft

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January 26, 2018

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A lawsuit against Brooklyn-based Tropical Breeze Car Wash was filed by Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, for allegedly cheating over 150 car wash workers out of more than $540,000 in wages and benefits.

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D&J Export in Queens Sued for Wage Theft

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Pechman Law Group has filed an overtime class action lawsuit against D&J Export in Queens for violating the rights of their workers.

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Department of Labor Announces $170,000 Settlement With 3 Brooklyn Papa John's Pizza Franchisees for Failing To Pay Workers

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The Department of Labor announced a settlement with the owners of three Papa John’s Pizza franchise stores in Brooklyn, New York. According to the lawsuit, the three locations violated minimum wage and overtime requirements, and took unlawful deductions from workers’ wages by failing to reimburse all work-related expenses. In total, the owner has agreed to pay $171,895.12 in restitution and damages to over 100 underpaid workers.

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Owner of Six New Jersey Citgo Gas Stations to Pay 1.4M in Back Wages

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December 29, 2017

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A Department of Labor investigation revealed that over 20 employees across six southern New Jersey Citgo and Lukoil gas stations were owed back pay for unpaid minimum wage and overtime pay.

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