The firm has substantial experience in wage and hour related matters, counseling and representing both employees and employers.  This includes litigating, arbitrating and mediating collective and individual actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act, including wage and hour matters involving wage theft, off-the-clock work, violations of the Department of Labor’s 20% Rule and overtime issues.  In recent years, we have litigated these matters in federal court and before the American Arbitration Association.

Wage & Hour Representative Matters 2015-Present

*The firm successfully resolved a federal action against a security firm serving the tri-county area which failed to pay proper overtime.
*Successfully negotiated for the new employer pre-suit the complete release of a skilled employee from his non-compete/non-solicitation/confidentiality agreement following his departure from his old employer, without the employee paying any money to the old employer.
*The firm successfully resolved a dispute for the employer over compensation and bonuses between a private equity and investment banking firm and a former employee.
*The firm successfully settled an off the clock and overtime claim for an hourly employee at a well-known regional fast casual restaurant chain.
*The firm, along with two other law firms, is in the process of winding down nearly 3,000 arbitrations pending under the FLSA against Darden restaurants on behalf of servers and bartenders at five of Darden’s current and former flagship restaurants, including Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse, Seasons 52, and Bahama Breeze. Those arbitration demands involve violations of the U.S. Department of Labor’s 20% Rule as well as claims that servers and bartenders were forced to work off the clock. The firm and its co-counsel expect that their clients will receive in excess of $7,500,000 in settlement payments.