In November we reported on Wigdor v SoulCycle, which had been filed in New York Supreme Court, New York County.  In that action a well-known plaintiff’s attorney, Douglas Wigdor, alleged that SoulCycle retaliated against him by banning him from the Company’s establishments because Wigdor had filed a putative wage and hour class action against

On Friday, February 20, 2015, a federal judge issued an unusual order in Fujiwara, et al. v. Sushi Yasuda, LTD, et al, 12-cv-8742(WHP) (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 20, 2015).  After receiving an anonymous letter in an FLSA lawsuit, United States District Judge William H. Pauley directed counsel for the parties to conduct an investigation into the

Jerry Seinfeld’s sitcom famously portrayed the “Soup Man” as the temperamental owner of a soup stand who would decline to serve customers that did not properly place a soup order.    Placing the humor aside, a new lawsuit raises the question as to whether a business can ban a lawyer who has initiated a lawsuit against

FLSA lawsuits are exploding – on nationwide basis annual FLSA filings have increased more than 400% since 2001.  The vast majority of these actions ultimately result in a settlement. The question has now been raised as to whether the FLSA settlements can result in an overpayment of class counsel providing them with “more than a

Small business owners now have additional wage and hour concerns that need to be addressed in deciding where to open for business in New York City.  The minimum wage could be higher right across the street.

On Tuesday, September 30th, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an Executive Order which expands