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Representing workers in wage and hour litigation is one of the hallmarks of our New York employment law practice. We have represented New York employees in collective and class actions, raising claims for unpaid overtime and minimum wages, untimely pay, unlawful deductions from wages, and virtually every conceivable type of federal and New York state

Bufete de abogados Rapaport – Demandas en Nueva York por pago tardío de salarios

Pineda contra Big City Realty Management, LLC y otros Esta demanda colectiva sobre salarios putativos está actualmente pendiente en el Distrito Este de Nueva York. El demandante alega que los demandados, una empresa de bienes raíces residenciales con edificios en el Alto Manhattan, no pagaron salarios superiores por horas extras a superintendentes y porteros y

Rapaport Law Firm – New York Lawsuits for Late Payment of Wages

The New York employment attorneys at Rapaport Law Firm have obtained substantial settlements for workers whose wages were not paid on time.  New York has long required employers to pay manual laborers on a weekly basis. Pineda v. Big City Realty Management, LLC et al. This putative wage collective and class action lawsuit is currently

New York Employers Must Pay Manual Workers Every Week

Español Written by Marc Rapaport New York Requires Weekly Payment of Wages to Manual Workers. Section 191(1)(a)(i) of the New York Labor Law (NYLL) requires weekly payment of wages to manual workers.  The NYLL defines manual workers broadly. NYLL section 190(4) defines a “manual worker” as “a mechanic, workingman, or laborer.” The New York Department of

Landlord’s Demand for Excessive Late Fees Compels Dismissal of Landlord’s Summary Non-Payment Proceeding, According to Queens County Civil Court

New York Summary Eviction Proceedings: Statutory Notice Requirement. In the New York metropolitan area, the vast majority of eviction cases are filed as “summary proceedings” in either Civil Court of the City of New York, or in a District Court if the case is outside of NYC.  Summary proceedings are intended to provide landlords with

New York Lawsuit Alleging Constructive Discharge Based On Unwanted Sexual Comments And Touching Allowed To Proceed

New York County Supreme Court:  Employee’s Allegations of Unwelcome Touching, Sexual Comments and Threats of Termination Meet the Standard for Alleging Sexual Harassment Marc A. Rapaport Managing Member, Rapaport Law Firm, PLLC   Last week, the New York County Supreme Court (Hon. Francis A. Khan, III, J.S.C.), issued a decision allowing a former bookkeeper to

Are You Suffering Sexual Harassment at Work?

Some Suggestions for Protecting Your Legal Rights by New York City Employment Lawyers Marc Rapaport and Meredith Miller Sexual Harassment/Sex Discrimination:  The phrase “sexual harassment” has historically been used to describe unwelcome sexual conduct, such as sexual advances or any other verbal, physical or other type of conduct of a sexual nature. The phrase “sexual

New York Appellate Court Holds that Employer’s Failure to Sign Severance Agreement Does not Render it Unenforceable

In a decision issued on June 25, 2019, New York’s Appellate Division for the First Department allowed an employee to proceed with his lawsuit to enforce the severance provisions of an employment agreement, even though his former employer never counter-signed the agreement. The decision was issued in the matter Michael Lord v. Marilyn Model Management,

When Does a Financial Contribution from a Spouse’s Parents Constitute a Loan versus a Gift? The “Gift v. Loan Conundrum” in New York Equitable Distribution Law

When parents of a husband or wife make a significant financial contribution to a married couple, does this contribution constitute a loan or a gift under New York divorce law?  The answer to this question can significantly affect how assets and debts are equitably divided in a divorce.  If a spouse’s parents’ financial contribution is

Successfully Asserting a Claim for Fraud in a New York Lawsuit Involving a Commercial Contract

In countless commercial contract cases, New York courts have dismissed plaintiffs’ causes of action for fraud that are solely premised on assertions that a defendant entered into a contract without intending to perform its obligations.  These types of claims are deemed to be merely duplicative of a claim for breach of contract.  See, e.g., Yenrab,

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