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July 2020

Burlington Coat Factory Assistant Managers receive $20 million settlement for Overtime ViolationsPechman Law Group Logo

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July 29, 2020

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Burlington Coat Factory has agreed to pay nearly $20 million to end two lawsuits brought by assistant store managers who say they were misclassified as exempt employees and were not paid overtime wages they were owed.

Security Guard Companies Ordered to Pay $942K in Minimum Wage and Overtime DamagesPechman Law Group Logo

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July 27, 2020

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Four security guard companies based in Puerto Rico, and their owners have been ordered to pay a total of $715,685 in back wages and damages to 400 employees for their willful violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Black, Latino, Immigrant Essential Workers Employed by Planned Companies Demand to be Treated as “Essential, Not Expendable”Pechman Law Group Logo

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July 24, 2020

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As part of a national day of action for Black Lives and Essential Workers in more than 100 cities, workers at a luxury residential building in Jersey City, joined by Jersey City Council member James Solomon, Freeholder Bill O’Dea, Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Romano, protested to demand the compensation and protections they deserve from their employer and from the Senate.

Concrete Contractor Pays $92,290 in Back Wages Due to Prevailing Wage ViolationsPechman Law Group Logo

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July 23, 2020

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After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, a concrete contractor has paid $92,290 in back wages to 27 employees for violating prevailing wage requirements on a bridge rehabilitation project.

NYC First Responders Sue Ambulance Operator For Pay And Work ViolationsPechman Law Group Logo

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July 6, 2020

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The New York Post reported on overtime claims by ambulance drivers who allege they were not paid overtime for around the clock work, including waiting time, during the height of the pandemic in New York City. Louis Pechman's comments were featured in the article.

NYC Italian Restaurant Pays $127,500 to Settle Minimum Wage and Overtime LawsuitPechman Law Group Logo

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July 2, 2020

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Eight former servers, cooks, and dishwashers at Montebello Restaurant in Manhattan have been paid $127,500 to settle a wage payment lawsuit based on the restaurant’s alleged failure to pay the workers minimum and overtime wages, and other labor law violations.