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Express Scripts Hit with Overtime Lawsuit

Express Scripts Hit with Overtime Lawsuit

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March 26, 2019
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Pharmacy benefits management company Express Scripts has been hit with overtime lawsuit, which alleges that the company misclassified employees as managers to avoid paying overtime wages, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law.

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Disaster Recovery Workers Recover $2.5 Million in Back Wages Following DOL Investigation

Disaster Recovery Workers Recover $2.5 Million in Back Wages Following DOL Investigation

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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.

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Georgia Hotel Company Paid Worker $73,732 In Back Wages for Overtime Violations

Georgia Hotel Company Paid Worker $73,732 In Back Wages for Overtime Violations

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March 15, 2018
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Two Marietta, Georgia-based hotels paid $73,732 in back wages and liquidated damages to 14 employees for violations of the minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), according to an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Brooklyn-based Car Wash Sued For $540,000 for Wage Theft

Brooklyn-based Car Wash Sued For $540,000 for Wage Theft

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January 26, 2018
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A lawsuit against Brooklyn-based Tropical Breeze Car Wash was filed by Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, for allegedly cheating over 150 car wash workers out of more than $540,000 in wages and benefits.

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D&J Export in Queens Sued for Wage Theft

D&J Export in Queens Sued for Wage Theft

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Pechman Law Group has filed an overtime class action lawsuit against D&J Export in Queens for violating the rights of their workers.

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Department of Labor Announces $170,000 Settlement With 3 Brooklyn Papa John's Pizza Franchisees for Failing To Pay Workers

Department of Labor Announces $170,000 Settlement With 3 Brooklyn Papa John's Pizza Franchisees for Failing To Pay Workers

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The Department of Labor announced a settlement with the owners of three Papa John’s Pizza franchise stores in Brooklyn, New York. According to the lawsuit, the three locations violated minimum wage and overtime requirements, and took unlawful deductions from workers’ wages by failing to reimburse all work-related expenses. In total, the owner has agreed to pay $171,895.12 in restitution and damages to over 100 underpaid workers.

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Owner of Six New Jersey Citgo Gas Stations to Pay 1.4M in Back Wages

Owner of Six New Jersey Citgo Gas Stations to Pay 1.4M in Back Wages

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December 29, 2017
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A Department of Labor investigation revealed that over 20 employees across six southern New Jersey Citgo and Lukoil gas stations were owed back pay for unpaid minimum wage and overtime pay.

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US Department of Labor and NY Officials Crackdown on Wage Theft in the Construction Industry

US Department of Labor and NY Officials Crackdown on Wage Theft in the Construction Industry

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December 6, 2017
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the results of a broad partnership to bring criminal charges against contractors who have stolen wages.

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Lawsuit Alleges that Parking Lot Assistant Managers Are Cheated out of Overtime

Lawsuit Alleges that Parking Lot Assistant Managers Are Cheated out of Overtime

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November 7, 2017
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LAZ Parking, from Hartford, Connecticut, has been sued for improperly classifying its Assistant Managers to avoid paying them overtime.

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Sheetz Accused of Failing to Pay Assistant Managers Overtime Pay

Sheetz Accused of Failing to Pay Assistant Managers Overtime Pay

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October 18, 2017
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Assistant managers of Sheetz have sued claiming it illegally misclassified them throughout the country as "exempt" and failed to pay them overtime wages.

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Bloomberg Analytics Reps Entitled to Overtime Pay Says NY Judge

Bloomberg Analytics Reps Entitled to Overtime Pay Says NY Judge

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October 9, 2017
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A class action of over 1,300 Bloomberg LP New York-based Analytics Reps who were not paid overtime pay has been certified by a New York federal judge.

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Detroit Hospital Pays 90k To Workers for Failing to Pay Overtime for Pre-Shift Work

Detroit Hospital Pays 90k To Workers for Failing to Pay Overtime for Pre-Shift Work

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September 16, 2017
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Henry Ford Health System has paid $90,004 in back wages to 22 workers for violations of overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Radisson Hotel Reaches $1.8 Million Settlement with Banquet Servers for Pocketing Service Charges

Radisson Hotel Reaches $1.8 Million Settlement with Banquet Servers for Pocketing Service Charges

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September 7, 2017
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Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside to pay $1.8M to settle a class action law suit alleging that its banquet service workers were illegally deprived of tips.

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Southern New Jersey Gas Stations to Pay Nearly $500k for Wage Theft Violations

Southern New Jersey Gas Stations to Pay Nearly $500k for Wage Theft Violations

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August 9, 2017
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The USDOL reached a settlement agreement to settle wage theft claims with New Jersey gas stations that will pay $463,453.52 to gas station attendants.

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United Nations Worker Faces Criminal Charges For Failing to Pay Domestic Worker Wages

United Nations Worker Faces Criminal Charges For Failing to Pay Domestic Worker Wages

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June 27, 2017
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A United Nations worker was charged with visa fraud and identity theft for hiring a domestic worker and not paying her the wages he promised.

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IHOP Assistant Manager Received $40,000 Settlement for Overtime Claims

IHOP Assistant Manager Received $40,000 Settlement for Overtime Claims

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June 13, 2017
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An IHOP franchisee restaurant on Staten Island, New York will pay $40,000 to a former assistant manager to settle a lawsuit for unpaid overtime wages.

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$912,500 Settlement for Servers at Moran’s Restaurant

$912,500 Settlement for Servers at Moran’s Restaurant

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May 19, 2017
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Moran’s, a Chelsea restaurant that closed its doors in 2015, has settled a lawsuit regarding alleged unlawful pay practices for its tipped employees.

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Hartford Fire Insurance Co. Agrees $3.7M Settlement with Claims Analysts Over Overtime Wages

Hartford Fire Insurance Co. Agrees $3.7M Settlement with Claims Analysts Over Overtime Wages

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October 15, 2016
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Hartford Fire Insurance Co. in Florida will pay $3.7 million to analysts for unpaid overtime wages the hours they worked over forty (40) each week.

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$150K to be Paid to Call Center Employees Misclassified as Independent Contractors

$150K to be Paid to Call Center Employees Misclassified as Independent Contractors

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May 3, 2016
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ViaSource has reclassified all call-center agents as employees and will pay $101,491 in back wages. Find more information on this story here.

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New Jersey Mattress Company To Pay Nearly $300k In Back Wages and Damages

New Jersey Mattress Company To Pay Nearly $300k In Back Wages and Damages

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January 13, 2017
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Fifty-five low-wage production workers at a Passaic mattress company will receive $292,998 according to an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Governor Cuomo Directs Nail Salons to Repay $2 Million in Unpaid Wages and Damages to More Than 600 Employees

Governor Cuomo Directs Nail Salons to Repay $2 Million in Unpaid Wages and Damages to More Than 600 Employees

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May 17, 2016
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Governor Cuomo has directed 143 nail salons to pay $2 million in unpaid wages to to 652 employees. Find more detailed information on this story here.

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Duane Reade Agrees to Settle Misclassification OT Lawsuit for $13.5M

Duane Reade Agrees to Settle Misclassification OT Lawsuit for $13.5M

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March 1, 2017
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Duane Reade has agreed to pay $13.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit claiming that the store didn’t pay overtime wages to Assistant Store Managers.

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Connecticut Car Wash Sued for “Off the Clock” Wage Theft

Connecticut Car Wash Sued for “Off the Clock” Wage Theft

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January 9, 2017
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A Connecticut lawsuit charges that Splash Norwalk did not pay its car washers, car detailers and workers for many of their hours worked.

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Three Upstate New York Gas Stations Sued for Overtime Violations by Department of Labor

Three Upstate New York Gas Stations Sued for Overtime Violations by Department of Labor

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September 24, 2015
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A Valero gas station and two Mobil gas stations in Erie County were sued in federal court for back wages. Find more information on this story here.

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Sushi and Ramen Restaurants Pay $621K in Back Wages, Damages and Penalties

Sushi and Ramen Restaurants Pay $621K in Back Wages, Damages and Penalties

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February 4, 2016
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Gatten Sushi, USA, Inc. and GTN Inc., based in Cerritos, have agreed to pay $232,293 in back wages. Find more information about this story here.

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Serendipity 3 Restaurant Sued for Wage Violations

Serendipity 3 Restaurant Sued for Wage Violations

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March 12, 2016
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Serendipity 3 Restaurants has been sued for minimum wage, overtime, and tip credit violations by a former server. Find more information on this story here.

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Domino’s Pizza and Franchisees Served with “Joint Employer” Lawsuit Alleging Wage Theft

Domino’s Pizza and Franchisees Served with “Joint Employer” Lawsuit Alleging Wage Theft

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May 27, 2016
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Domino’s Pizza locations in New York and Connecticut have been hit with a class action alleging wage violations. Find more detailed information here.

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Bistro owners mocked workers and stiffed them on pay according to lawsuit

Bistro owners mocked workers and stiffed them on pay according to lawsuit

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February 10, 2017
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Pechman Law Group filed a lawsuit on behalf of servers at Le Rivage for age discrimination and minimum wage, overtime, and tip violations.

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