Under Federal and state minimum wage and overtime laws workers can bring claims on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated. These class and collective action cases allow us to represent the interests of large numbers of workers in each case. A typical class action might involve a group of workers that were all wrongly labeled as independent contractors and not paid overtime. It might be a group of workers that are never paid for the drive from the company office to the job site, or servers in a restaurant that are forced to share tips with the management or dishwashers.
Some of the areas in which we are pursuing collective and/or class actions are described below.
Immigration detainees housed in Suffolk County receive $1 per day for their work rather than minimum wage
The purported class action complaint alleges that deductions from drivers' wages that benefitted the employer caused many drivers to be paid below minimum wage.