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How to Plead Successor Liability for Unpaid Wages Under the New York Labor Law (NYLL) and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

What is Successor Liability? Successor liability is a theory employees can use to impose financial responsibility on a defendant for its predecessor’s conduct. For example, an employee may argue that a company that purchased a business is liable for the wage underpayments that occurred before it purchased the business. The pleading requirements for alleging successor

What Happens in Overtime Cases When Employers Have Not Preserved Payroll Records?

Employers Must Create, Keep and Preserve Accurate Time Records. In a decision issued on June 11, 2021 in the case Newman v. West Bar & Lounge, Inc., District Court Judge Kiyo Matsumoto of the United States District Court in Brooklyn reiterated that under New York and federal employment law, an employer is obligated to maintain

Federal Court Grants Conditional Certification To Bronx Superintendents Represented By Attorneys Marc Rapaport And Meredith Miller

Liz v. 5 Tellers Assocs., L.P., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63800 Attorneys Marc Rapaport and Meredith Miller represent superintendents who worked for Property Management Group, Inc. (“PMG”), which manages apartment buildings in New York City.  On January 10, 2020, Rapaport Law Firm filed a federal court complaint on behalf of four PMG superintendents, demanding that

Joselin Orellana Completed the Rapaport Law Firm Summer Internship Program

We congratulate Joselin Orellana on successfully completing her summer internship with our firm. Joselin, thank you for all of the contributions you made to our law firm this summer. We are better because of you! For more than two decades, Rapaport Law Firm has provided paid internship opportunities for college and law school students from

Meredith Miller Elected President of the Network of Bar Leaders

The Network of Bar Leaders is a coalition of 50 member bar associations dedicated to bringing together the leadership of the diverse bar associations of the greater New York Metropolitan area. As the newly-inducted President of this prestigious organization, Ms. Miller will play a senior role in advancing the administration of justice in New York.

Rapaport Law Firm Welcomes Summer Intern Claudia Villalona and Paralegal Raj Telwala

Rapaport Law Firm has a twenty-five year history of providing valuable opportunities for students and recent college graduates with opportunities to gain hands-on experience in the law. During the summer of 2018, we welcomed Claudia Villalona, a junior at Brown University, as a Summer Intern at our firm. Ms. Villalona, who has studied abroad in

Marc Rapaport has been selected to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers list

Marc Rapaport has been selected to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of New York lawyers are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice

Rapaport Law Firm Files Proposed Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of More Than 1,872 NYC Rent Stabilized Tenants

In 2017, attorneys Marc Rapaport and Meredith Miller of Rapaport Law Firm filed a proposed class action lawsuit against SKYC Management and Greisman Realty alleging that residents of fifty apartment buildings in Manhattan and the Bronx were victims of rent and security deposit overcharges. We are demanding financial damages and injunctive relief on behalf of

Ex-superintendent sues embattled landlord Steve Croman over allegedly unpaid wages

Rapaport Law Firm’s employment lawyers have led the battle to enforce the wage and overtime rights of New York City’s building superintendents. Particularly in New York City’s low income neighborhoods, powerful landlords exploit and abuse immigrant workers by requiring them to work 80-hour work weeks without compensation for overtime. Our recent federal wage lawsuit against

Hungarian Camerawoman’s Attack on Immigrants Is a Chilling Reminder of the Dangers of Intolerance

Hungarian camerawoman Petra Laszlo’s attack of a refugee and child yesterday has brought about international condemnation of widespread indifference to the plight of refugees. Ms. Laszlo was fired from her job. Not surprisingly, Ms. Laszlo is affiliated with the Jobbik party, a Hungarian right-wing group that espouses anti-immigrant and anti-Semitic views. We hope that if

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