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.


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…
The Marlborough Law Firm represents former NFL cheerleaders in civil wage theft lawsuits against the NFL and the Buffalo Bills. We are also keenly aware of other cheerleader wage theft lawsuits against the Oakland Raiders,  Cincinatti Bengals, New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  So imagine our surpise when we learned that a former member of three of those teams is facing criminal wage theft charges for failure to pay his own workers. As we have stated before, wage theft is a crime that should be taken very seriously.  Sam Adams, a former NFL star for the Bills, the Raiders…
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…
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 22:35

A Grimm Confession

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In May 2014, we reported here that Republican Congressman Michael Grimm had been indicted on tax fraud and perjury charges related to a wage theft lawsuit against him.  Despite the pending charges, Mr. Grimm handily won re-election last November.  On December 23, 2014, Congressman Grimm pled guilty to aiding and assisting in the preparation of false and fraudulent tax returns.  In connection with the guilty plea, Mr. Grimm agreed to the following facts:  On or about January 30, 2013, Michael Grimm testified under oath in a deposition in connection with a civil lawsuit pending in the United States District Court…
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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)

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We have the experience, passion and commitment that it takes to litigate complex wage theft cases.

We concentrate our practice on class actions and seek recovery for as many workers 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.

Meet The Team

Christopher Marlborough has been litigating class action cases since 2007. Jennifer Marlborough is a seasoned attorney with more than 14 years of litigation experience. Chris founded the Marlborough Law Firm in 2013 to continue his fight against corporate wage theft practices. 

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