Fighting for American Workers

Fight Wage Theft Blog

Chris Marlborough is a class action attorney representing workers seeking wages owed to them by their employers.  

The corporations call this wage and hour litigation, those on the side of the workers call it wage theft.

This blog will explore the civil and criminal legal aspects of the American wage theft crisis as well as its social, economic and moral implications.

New York's minimum wage just increased in many parts of New York State. The latest in a series of annual minimum wage hikes took effect Dec. 31, 2020.  The minimum wage in New York differs based on the county in which the work is performed. Here are the minimum wages in New York for 2021.   NYC Westchester and Long Island Upstate New York General Workers $15.00 $14.00 $12.50 Fast Food Workers* $15.00 $14.50 $14.50 Tipped Food Service Workers** $10.00 $9.35 $8.35 Hospitality Tipped Workers $12.50 $11.65 $10.40   *State law defines fast-food establishments as any chain with at least…
New York State Minimum Wage Increases Minimum wage workers in New York will receive pay increase in 2018 in accordance with state law signed in 2016.   The minimum wage is based on the county in which the employees work and within New York City, whether the employer has more than ten employees, whether they work in the fast food industry and whether their employer takes a tip credit to the basic minimum wage. The following table summarizes the increases. New York City – 11 Or More Employees Effective Date Non-Tipped Tipped- Cash Wage Fast Food 12/31/17 $13.00 $8.65 $13.50 12/31/18…
Yesterday, New York’s Acting Commissioner of Labor, Mario J. Musolino, issued an Order in response to the recommendations of the NY Wage Board, commissioned by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo last year. The order will raise the minimum cash wage for tipped workers from $4.90-$5.65 per hour to $7.50 per hour. The increase is expected to impact more than 200,000 workers within the State. A copy of the Order is located here.   Following outrage over the exclusion of tipped worker’s from New York’s recent minimum wage increases, Governor Cuomo commissioned the Wage Board to make recommendations concerning the State's…
This morning, New York Attorney introduced the Payroll Card Act, proposed legislation regulating the use of payroll cards. Mandatory use of payroll cards has been roundly criticized by workers and numerous government agencies because of the lack of consumer choice and exposure to unfair, unavoidable, and/or hidden fees.   In announced the legislation, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said, Workers should not have to pay unfair fees in order to cash their paychecks ... “While payroll cards can be helpful for employees without bank accounts, programs often impose fees that chip away at people's hard-earned wages. The Payroll Card Act will…
On December 29, 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation amending the New York Labor law. The bill includes several amendments to the 2010 Wage Theft Prevention Act. Most of the new amendments go into effect on February 27, 2015. Here are a few of the effects of the new law: Reduces Written Notification to Some Workers The legislation reduces the Wage Theft Prevention Act worker notification of pay rate requirements. Since 2011, employers have been required to provide their employees with wage rate notification statements at the time of hire, and on an annual basis. Workers in the…
Minimum wage workers in New York State will be ringing in the new year with a raise.  Beginning today, the State's minimum wage has increased from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour.  The news is not so good for the tens of thousands of New York workers who survive on customer tips. Under certain circumstances, employers can pay tipped workers less than the minimum wage by taking a credit against the tips that workers receive from customers.   New York law provides for a separate tip credit for three categories of tipped workers: 1) food service workers; 2) service employees and…
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"I have a message for those employers who break this nation's labor laws and prey on vulnerable workers: It ends today."

 - Hilda Solis, United States Secretary of Labor (2009-2013)

Why Choose Us

The Marlborough Law Firm has the experience, passion and commitment that it takes to litigate complex wage theft and consumer class action cases.

We concentrate our practice on class actions in order to seek recovery for as many workers and consumers as possible.

We accept most of our cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not be required to pay anything unless your case is successful.

We glady provide free consultations for potential wage theft and consumer class action lawsuits.

Meet The Team

Christopher Marlborough has been litigating plaintiffs' class action cases since 2007. He is a former Chair of the Labor and Employment Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association.

Jennifer Marlborough is a seasoned litigation attorney who has been admitted to practice law for more than twenty-two years.

Chris founded the Marlborough Law Firm in 2013 to continue his fight against unlawful corporate wage theft and consumer fraud practices. 


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