PROTECTING WORKERS FROM WAGE & GRATUITY THEFT

Protecting Workers from Wage & Gratuity Theft

OUR TEAM OF WAGE AND HOUR LAWYERS AND PROFESSIONALS CAN HELP YOU GET THE WAGES AND TIPS YOU DESERVE

Leeds Brown Law, P.C. (“LBL”) has represented thousands of workers pursuing claims for unpaid wage and gratuity violations under New York’s Labor Law, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Hospitality Wage Order, the Miscellaneous Wage Order, Nassau County Living Wage Law, and other statutes in New York and nationwide that protect workers from wage and gratuity theft.

Over the last 10 years, Leeds Brown Law has helped secure over $90 million in available monies for workers to collect in settlements. Whether you are an individual worker that was cheated out of overtime, a “manager” that has been misclassified to be paid a salary, a “independent contractor” subject to extensive control by your bosses, a construction worker not paid prevailing wage, or a worker that have been cheated out of tips and gratuities, Leeds Brown Law may be able help protect you.

LBL offers free and confidential consultations so you can learn more about your facts and case without any pressure. And for most wage and hour cases, you won’t have to worry about paying us anything unless we get you a settlement or resolution. Call (516) 873-9550 or fill out the “Free Consultation” tab to the left. 

LBL has represented workers of all varieties in all types of wage cases, including:

  • Unpaid Overtime
  • Misclassification
  • Improperly Paid a Salary
  • Stolen Tips by Managers or the Company
  • Unpaid Commissions
  • Off-the-Clock Work (or Unpaid Time)
  • Failure to Pay Manual Workers Weekly (Biweekly Pay Violations)
  • Shift Changes without Compensation
  • Service Workers Performing Side Work Too Often
  • Prevailing Wage
  • Nassau County Living Wage
  • Travel Time Not Paid
  • Failing to Receive All Pay Agreed Upon
  • Wage Discrimination or Disparities
  • And numerous other violations of the law

If you believe you have not been properly compensated, you may be able bring suit against your employer – or have the attorneys at Leeds Brown Law advocate on your behalf. Call the Attorneys at Leeds Brown Law, P.C. at 516.873.9550 to discuss strategies to help you recover the wages and/or tips you earned but have not been paid.

LBL has been recognized for its work in the wage and hour field LBL has been recognized for its work in the wage and hour field, including recently by several courts in New York. For example,

  • Malcok v. SEB Service of New York, Inc., Case No. 11-CV-5089(MDG) (E.D.N.Y. March 13, 2017) (“[Mr. Jeffrey K. Brown, Mr. Michael A. Tompkins and co-counsel] have experience litigating class and collective actions based on wage and hour claims.… This Court observed counsel’s performance in this action … and finds that their performance in both litigating and settling this case demonstrates their commitment to the classes and to representing the interests of the classes.”);
  • Tart v. Lions Gate Entm’t Corp., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 139266 at *7 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 13, 2015) (“[Cocounsel and] Leeds Brown Law, P.C. are experienced and well-qualified employment and class action lawyers with expertise in prosecuting and settling labor law cases.”)
  • Cohan v. Columbia Sussex Management, LLC, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170192 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 28, 2018) (“Class counsel [LBL and cocounsel] are well known class action employment lawyers who have extensive experience and special expertise in prosecuting and settling FLSA and NYLL wage and hour cases.”);
  • Garcia v. Exec. Club LLC, No. 10-cv-1545 (SHS), 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 189823 (S.D.N.Y. May 10, 2012) (“Class Counsel [including LBL] have experience prosecuting and settling employment class actions, including wage and hour class actions and are well-versed in wage and hour law and in class action law.”);
  • Varela v. Building Services Industries, LLC, Index No. 600037/2016 (Sup. Ct. Nassau Cty. June 21, 2018) (“the Court finds that class counsel [including attorneys at LBL] have established their significant experience prosecuting employment class actions and their work performed in the representing the interests of the class members in this action.”).

LBL offers free and confidential consultations so you can learn more about your facts and case without any pressure. And for most wage and hour cases, you won’t have to worry about paying us anything unless we get you a settlement or resolution . Call (516) 873-9550 or fill out the “Free Consultation” tab to the left.

Our firm has years of experience settling and litigating unpaid wage claims and tip-theft cases for Long Island restaurant and New York hospitality workers and others across the country. We have represented thousands of employees in all types of wage and hour disputes and have a proven track record of success. We have recovered back pay and monetary damages for victims of wage theft, tip theft, minimum wage violations, overtime pay violations and more. Read more… Read more…

A tip credit refers to paying an employee less than minimum wage and counting tips as part of their wages. Read more…

The laws make something very clear; wages are the property of employees. When employers don’t pay overtime, take gratuities or otherwise commit wage theft, it is possible to collect the money that rightfully belongs in your wallet. Read more…

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