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October 2018

Applebee's Hostess to Receive $100k in Trans Bias LawsuitPechman Law Group Logo

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October 31, 2018

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An Applebee’s franchise will pay $100,000 to a former hostess who identifies as transgender for harassment and gender discrimination, following a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Chicago Restaurants Will Pay $160k to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Pechman Law Group Logo

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October 24, 2018

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Rosebud Restaurants will pay $160,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

NYC restaurants scrap no-tip experimentsPechman Law Group Logo

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October 18, 2018

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Louis Pechman was interviewed by CGTN America regarding tipping policies in New York City.

Historic NYC Ice Cream Parlor Served with Wage Suit Pechman Law Group Logo

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October 16, 2018

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Law 360 reported on a lawsuit filed by Pechman Law Group PLLC against Jahn's Ice Cream Parlor.

Disaster Recovery Workers Recover $2.5 Million in Back Wages Following DOL InvestigationPechman Law Group Logo

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October 15, 2018

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The U.S. Department of Labor recovered over $2.5 million in back wages for thousands of disaster recovery employees involved in Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, following a series of investigations which revealed that both Lovin Contracting Co. Inc. and Coastal Staffing Services paid immigrant workers far below the required wages.

2nd Circ. Raises Tough Questions About FLSA SettlementsPechman Law Group Logo

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October 11, 2018

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Law 360 reported on arguments made before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Mei Xing Yu v.Hasaki Restaurant, Inc.

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Holds that Tipped Employees May be Owed Full Minimum Wage for Non-Tipped WorkPechman Law Group Logo

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October 9, 2018

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Ninth Circuit Court rules employers are not entitled to the tip credit when employees are engaged in non-tip related work for more than twenty percent of the workweek.

Former Landor Employee Files Age Discrimination Suit against Agency Pechman Law Group Logo

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October 8, 2018

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Pechman Law Group filed an age discrimination lawsuit on behalf of an executive at Landor, a consulting and design firm owned by WPP.

Is Rule 68 available in FLSA Cases?Pechman Law Group Logo

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October 3, 2018

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On October 10, 2018, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals will address the issue of whether an accepted Rule 68 offer of judgment in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) case is subject to judicial review.