A federal judge recently decertified a class of plaintiffs in a lawsuit they filed against the New York City Department of Homeless Services for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Five current and former administrative assistants at the department filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New… Read More
Archives for December 2017
Season’s Greetings from everyone at Sommers Schwartz!
We all want to be good friends and neighbors, which we often do by welcoming others into our homes, especially during the holidays. But when a homeowner’s negligence causes you to suffer injuries – whether you were a guest or not – you may have to file a lawsuit to recover compensation. Here are descriptions… Read More
Small debts can snowball out of control quickly, as late fees and fines accumulate on top of old bills and new bills keep coming in. If you’ve gotten behind on your payments, you may turn to a debt relief agency. These companies promise to help you get out of debt, restore your credit, and get… Read More
A Canadian energy company will have to drill deep into its bank account to pay a $1.8 million settlement for unpaid overtime to a group of salaried employees in Colorado who alleged they were misclassified as exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Ensign Energy Services, Inc. provides oilfield services… Read More
If railroads are the lifeblood of our country, then railroad workers are the country’s beating heart. Railroaders work hard in a dangerous environment, and it is only fair they are compensated for their on-the-job injuries. In recognition of this fact, Congress passed the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) in 1908 to protect railroad workers nationwide…. Read More