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Hotel Worker Recovers $30K for Overtime Pay During the COVID-19 PandemicPechman Law Group Logo Large
Hotel Worker Recovers $30K for Overtime Pay During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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December 22, 2021

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In a case handled by Pechman Law Group, Hillside Hotel in Jamaica, Queens, has paid $30,000 to a former housekeeping employee, to resolve a federal court lawsuit alleging violations of minimum wage and overtime laws, and retaliation during the pandemic.

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Prevailing Wage Law in New York's Construction IndustryPechman Law Group Logo Large
Prevailing Wage Law in New York's Construction Industry

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November 24, 2021

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Prevailing wage law can be difficult to understand even for practitioners experienced in wage-and-hour laws. It is not always clear what the law requires of employers or what rights are available to employees.

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National Labor Relations Board Will Ensure Rights and Remedies for Immigrant WorkersPechman Law Group Logo Large
National Labor Relations Board Will Ensure Rights and Remedies for Immigrant Workers

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November 15, 2021

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In a new memorandum to all field offices released today, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo announced critical policies to ensure that immigrant workers have the protections they need to freely exercise their rights without retaliation under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

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Gianfranco Cuadra Discusses New Protections for Undocumented Workers on ABC’s TiempoPechman Law Group Logo Large
Gianfranco Cuadra Discusses New Protections for Undocumented Workers on ABC’s Tiempo

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November 5, 2021

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Gianfranco Cuadra appeared on Tiempo to discuss a new law that helps protect undocumented immigrants from extortion or coercion.

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Wage Theft Hits Immigrants - HardPechman Law Group Logo Large
Wage Theft Hits Immigrants - Hard

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October 28, 2021

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Our wage theft lawsuit on behalf of workers at a Wayfair warehouse in New Jersey was noted by the Center for Public Integrity in its article “Wage Theft Hits Immigrants - Hard.”

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Biden Administration Does Away with Worksite Immigration RaidsPechman Law Group Logo Large
Biden Administration Does Away with Worksite Immigration Raids

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October 14, 2021

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The Biden administration announced that it would no longer raid workplaces to arrest undocumented workers en masse, putting an end to the Trump-era policy, which it said was used by "exploitative employers to suppress and retaliate against workers' assertion of labor laws."

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Salt Bae and His Nusr-et Steakhouse Chain Sued for Misclassifying Kitchen Workers as Sous Chefs to Avoid Paying Overtime WagesPechman Law Group Logo Large
Salt Bae and His Nusr-et Steakhouse Chain Sued for Misclassifying Kitchen Workers as Sous Chefs to Avoid Paying Overtime Wages

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September 9, 2021

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Five former grillers at celebrity chef and internet sensation Salt Bae’s Nusr-Et steakhouse chain filed a lawsuit alleging that the restaurants cheated them out of overtime wages by misclassifying them as managers.

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Can my Employer Require me to take the COVID-19 Vaccine?Pechman Law Group Logo Large
Can my Employer Require me to take the COVID-19 Vaccine?

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August 26, 2021

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As the Delta variant of Covid-19 surges and the Food and Drug Administration issues its final approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, more and more companies are mandating that employees get vaccinated.

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$590,000 Recovered for Airline Workers Who Were Not Reimbursed Uniform CostsPechman Law Group Logo Large
$590,000 Recovered for Airline Workers Who Were Not Reimbursed Uniform Costs

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August 19, 2021

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New York Attorney General Letitia James reached an agreement with airline service company Eulen America for failing to reimburse employees more than half a million dollars for the laundering costs of their required uniforms that was unlawfully deducted from paychecks.

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New York City “Ban-the-Box” Law Amendments Take Effect July 29, 2021Pechman Law Group Logo Large
New York City “Ban-the-Box” Law Amendments Take Effect July 29, 2021

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July 14, 2021

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Amendments enacted by the New York City Council to the City’s “Ban the Box” law known as the Fair Chance Act (FCA) to expand protections already provided to job applicants to include employees and prohibit discrimination based on arrest records, pending criminal accusations, or criminal convictions will take effect on July 29, 2021.

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