After an eight-year long overtime class-action lawsuit, Chipotle has finally agreed to an $8 million settlement. The nationwide lawsuit, which began in 2012, was filed by former employee Maxcimo Scott, who worked in one of the fast-food’s NY chains. Scott— along with several other employees who were similarly situated—alleged to have experienced a violation of their rights under the Wages and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York labor law violations. The seven employees who are listed on
Syracuse University will pay $3.7 million to settle a proposed class action lawsuit filed on Friday on behalf of five female faculty members at the university, Fiona Chew, Tula Goenka, Barbara Jones, Audie Klotz and Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn. The suit alleges that the university violated state and federal anti-discrimination laws by paying and promoting female faculty members less than their male counterparts. Later in the day on Friday, the faculty members filed a memorandum in Kings County Supreme Court requesting approval
Recently, a lawsuit was launched against Nusr-Et, a chain of steakhouses run by Nurset “Salt Bae” Gokce, who became an internet sensation for viral videos displaying him cutting and serving steak. Nusr-Et has locations in prominent cities across the world most notably New York and Dubai and sports an expensive menu that features a $275 tomahawk wagyu steak.
Information about Salt Bae Lawsuit
Last month, Louis Pechman, who successfully sued Nusr-Et in 2019, filed another lawsuit against Nusr-Et on the behalf of
Last week, a federal judge dismissed a proposed wage class action claim filed by student athletes against multiple universities. However, the judge did not dismiss the claims against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), saying the athletes “plausibly alleged the regulatory body is their joint employer under the Third Circuit’s four-factor ‘Enterprise test’” according to a recent Law360 article. The term “Enterprise test” was coined after the Third Circuit’s 2012 ruling in Re: Enterprise Rent-A-Car Wage & Hour Employment Practices
On September 15, 2021, two New York State federal judges ruled for temporarily blocking the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for New York City public school staff and all New York healthcare workers.
Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates
On August 16, 2021, Cuomo announced that all healthcare workers in New York state must get at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by September 27, 2021. Similarly, on August 23, 2021, Mayor de Blasio mandated that all New York City public school staff must be vaccinated