Labor Protection

D.C. Worker Misclassification Investigation

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Does Your Employer Call You an “Independent Contractor” and Not Give You Overtime, Minimum Wage, and Paid Sick Leave? You May Be Misclassified and Owed a Lot of Money Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating reports of widespread worker misclassification in the District of Columbia. A form of wage theft, worker misclassification occurs when […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Investigation of Violations of the Fair Workweek Law in U.S. Cities

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Chipotle, and other restaurants and retailers, for violations to the Fair Workweek Law which protects employees from unpredictable schedules. Employees of various restaurants and retail stores report that erratic work schedules are common, which disallows them from planning their lives. With last minute shift notice and sometimes too […]

Settlements

Final Approval Granted on $100,000 Seven Point Energy Settlement

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On September 2, 2020, the Hon. Marilyn J. Horan granted final approval of a $100,0000 wage theft class action settlement in Crigler v. Seven Point Energy Services, Inc., Case No. 2:19-cv-00604-MJH (W.D.Pa.). The case involved allegations that Seven Point Energy (the defendant) failed to properly pay William Crigler (the plaintiff) and other hourly oil and […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Investigation of Failure to Reimburse Expenses for Delivery Drivers

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating various employers of delivery drivers particularly for pizza delivery, but also of other food and material goods for failure to reimburse their drivers’ expenses associated with use of personal vehicles. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) employers must reimburse their drivers for expenses incurred by use of […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Au Pair State Minimum Wage Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating various au pair agencies which may have systematically underpaid their employees. Au pair agencies typically hire overseas individuals aged 18-26 to enter the United States on a temporary visa in order to provide American families with childcare and other household chores. Foreign au pairs are often paid a […]

Wage Theft

Denny’s Wage Theft Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Denny’s for forcing servers to spend a large amount of their time on non-tipped earning side work, such as cleaning and replenishing the salad bar, coffee station, or soda station; stocking condiments; putting silverware out; and general cleaning both during and after their shifts. Servers who have been […]