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Lawsuit Claiming Private Detention Centers Cheated Migrants Out of Pay Gets Class Certification Pechman Law Group Logo
Lawsuit Claiming Private Detention Centers Cheated Migrants Out of Pay Gets Class Certification

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December 4, 2019

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The U.S. District Court of California has certified four classes of detained immigrants who allege claims of forced labor and wage theft against GEO Group, one of the country's largest for-profit prison companies.

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Virginia Restaurant to Pay $40,000 to Gay Employee to Settle Discrimination Lawsuit Pechman Law Group Logo
Virginia Restaurant to Pay $40,000 to Gay Employee to Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

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November 22, 2019

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El Tio Tex-Mex Grill, a restaurant in Virginia will pay $40,000 and provide significant equitable relief to settle a harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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Luxury Resort to Pay Over $2.5 Million to Settle Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination against Hispanic EmployeesPechman Law Group Logo
Luxury Resort to Pay Over $2.5 Million to Settle Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination against Hispanic Employees

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November 8, 2019

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La Cantera Resort and Spa has agreed to pay $2,625,000 to settle a national origin discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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U.S. Department of Labor Delivers Record $322 Million for Victims of Wage TheftPechman Law Group Logo
U.S. Department of Labor Delivers Record $322 Million for Victims of Wage Theft

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November 1, 2019

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The U.S. Department of Labor announced that the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recovered a record $322 million in wages owed to workers in Fiscal Year 2019.

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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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