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Pennsylvania Drug Manufacturer Sued by Workers for Overtime PayPechman Law Group Logo
Pennsylvania Drug Manufacturer Sued by Workers for Overtime Pay

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October 18, 2019

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KVK Tech, a Pennsylvania-based generic drug manufacturing company, has been sued by construction workers who allege the company paid them day-rates.

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Misclassified Employees Obtain $3.7M Settlement from Jani-KingPechman Law Group Logo
Misclassified Employees Obtain $3.7M Settlement from Jani-King

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October 11, 2019

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A decade-long class action suit against Jani-King, a commercial cleaning franchiser, has been settled for $3.7 million, compensating almost 300 workers for their misclassification as independent contractors and illegal deductions taken from their pay.

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New York City Bans Discriminatory Use of Term 'Illegal Alien'Pechman Law Group Logo
New York City Bans Discriminatory Use of Term 'Illegal Alien'

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October 4, 2019

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New York City has released new guidelines indicating that calling someone an “illegal alien” or “illegal,” when used with the intent to “demean, humiliate, or harass a person” is illegal under the law.

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Chipotle Sued for Violations of NYC’s Fair Workweek Law and Earned Safe and Sick Time ActPechman Law Group Logo
Chipotle Sued for Violations of NYC’s Fair Workweek Law and Earned Safe and Sick Time Act

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September 16, 2019

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Chipotle has been sued by the City of New York for violations of its’ Fair Workweek Law and Earned Safe and Sick Time Act.

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Misclassified Refrigeration Worker Awarded $45,000 for Unpaid Overtime Pechman Law Group Logo
Misclassified Refrigeration Worker Awarded $45,000 for Unpaid Overtime

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September 11, 2019

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Pechman Law Group PLLC recently won a $45,000 judgment for unpaid minimum and overtime wages on behalf of a refrigeration repairman against his former employer, Abraham Refrigeration Corp.

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Lawsuit Claims That Background Checks by Macy’s Unfairly Impacts MinoritiesPechman Law Group Logo
Lawsuit Claims That Background Checks by Macy’s Unfairly Impacts Minorities

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September 6, 2019

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A class action lawsuit has been filed in Manhattan federal court against retail giant, Macy’s, which targets Macy’s policy of firing recent hires due to past criminal convictions that have been discovered in undisclosed background checks conducted by Macy’s.

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Wawa to Pay $1.4 Million to Assistant Managers for Unpaid OvertimePechman Law Group Logo
Wawa to Pay $1.4 Million to Assistant Managers for Unpaid Overtime

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August 23, 2019

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Convenience chain Wawa is paying $1.4 million to settle an lawsuit brought by its assistant general managers. The assistant managers claimed the company intentionally misclassified them as exempt employees and failed to pay them overtime wages, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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Bill Protecting Immigrant Workers from Workplace Harassment Signed Into LawPechman Law Group Logo
Bill Protecting Immigrant Workers from Workplace Harassment Signed Into Law

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August 13, 2019

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Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that makes it illegal for an employer in New York state to retaliate against a worker by contacting federal immigration authorities or threatening to do so.

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A Perspective from the BorderPechman Law Group Logo
A Perspective from the Border

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August 8, 2019

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Laura Rodriguez

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Laura Rodriguez is an attorney at Pechman Law Group. In June, Pechman Law Group sponsored her trip to Texas to volunteer for the Dilley Pro Bono Project. Laura helped provide legal assistance and support to detained immigrant mothers and children seeking asylum in the U.S. Below she shares some of her experiences and observations.

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Hall’s Southern Kitchen to Pay $150K to Resolve Tip Theft Lawsuit Pechman Law Group Logo
Hall’s Southern Kitchen to Pay $150K to Resolve Tip Theft Lawsuit

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August 2, 2019

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A Charleston based restaurant group has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle a class action lawsuit brought by 33 former employees who claimed they were underpaid. The former servers claim that the restaurant violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) through an unlawful tip pool that included non-tipped employees.

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