16Sep

NEW JERSEY JUDGE GRANTS FINAL CERTIFICATION IN ASSISTANT MANAGERS’ OVERTIME SUIT AGAINST OFFICE DEPOT

This week, New Jersey federal Judge William Martini granted final certification to a collective action against Office Depot on behalf of approximately 300 assistant store managers who claimed to have been denied overtime pay in violation of state and federal


26Aug

LABORER’S NEW JERSEY WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIM NOT PREEMPTED BY FEDERAL LAW AND BELONGS IN STATE COURTS

Last week, the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that the state court had jurisdiction over a worker’s whistleblower lawsuit, rejecting the defendant’s argument that that National Labor Relations Board had jurisdiction.  In this case, Plaintiff Salvatore Puglia worked as


19Aug

WAHLBURGERS RESTAURANT CHAIN SUED FOR MINIMUM WAGE, OVERTIME AND TIP VIOLATIONS

On August 18, 2016, this law firm along with Pechman Law Group PLLC filed a wage and hour class action lawsuit involving over 100 employees in federal court against Wahlburgers restaurant chain located in Coney Island, New York.  Wahlburgers is


16Aug

THIRD CIRCUIT RULES TRUCK DRIVERS IN FRACKING INDUSTRY NOT EXEMPT FROM OVERTIME

The Third Circuit recently affirmed the decision of the district court which found that defendants, Fast Rig Support, LLC and First Americans Shipping and Trucking, Inc., did not prove that its truck drivers were exempt from overtime compensation under the


13Jul

NEW YORK COURT UPHOLDS FAST-FOOD WORKER MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE TO $15

Last year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that a new minimum wage would gradually be phased in for fast-food workers who work at establishments that are part of a chain of 30 or more locations, including those operating under


28Jun

NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT RULES EMPLOYERS CANNOT CONTRACTUALLY SHORTEN TIME LIMITS ON WORKER EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION SUITS

On June 15, 2016, the New Jersey Supreme Court, the highest court in this state, issued its decision in Rodriguez v. Raymours Furniture Company, Inc. in which it addressed whether the two-year statute of limitations under the New Jersey Law


16Jun

7-ELEVEN HIT WITH OVERTIME AND RETALIATION SUIT IN NEW JERSEY

  Three former employees of a 7-Eleven convenience store located in Princeton, New Jersey filed a proposed class action alleging that the franchise failed to pay them minimum wage and overtime pay when they worked beyond 40 hours per week


06Jun

NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL SUES DOMINO’S PIZZA FOR WAGE THEFT

Last week, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued Domino’s Pizza Inc. and three New York franchisees for wage and hour violations.  The lawsuit alleges that that from July 2008 to the present, Domino’s franchisees did not pay its delivery


23May

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EXPANDS WHITE COLLAR OVERTIME PROTECTIONS

On May 18, 2016, President Obama announced that the U.S. Department of Labor published its final rule updating overtime regulations affecting white collar, salaried workers.  The new rule focuses on increasing the salary and compensation levels triggering the executive, administrative


16May

WORKPLACE RIGHTS SEMINAR

Most employees are unaware of the many recently added job protections available under New Jersey and federal law.  Mitchell Schley has recently held seminars at various public libraries throughout the state regarding many employment and labor law topics such as:


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