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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.


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Friday, 16 October 2015 06:57

The Marlbrough Law Firm Helps Bridge the Gap

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For the second year in a row, Christopher Marlborough, principal attorney of the Marlborough Law Firm, P.C. will speak to an audience of newly minted attorneys as part of the Nassau County Bar Association’s annual Bridge the Gap Weekend. The Bridge the Gap program allows attorney to obtain up to sixteen CLE credits in one weekend and providing an introduction to various areas of practice.  Mr. Marlborough said that he was honored to be asked to participate again this year with an expanded one hour presentation. The program will take place at the Bar Association on January 23 & 24…
Many individual defendants incorrectly believe that they cannot be held personally liable for a judgment in a wage theft lawsuit because they paid their workers through a corporation.  In an effort in an effort to dispel that notion, Chris Marlborough, principal attorney of the Marlborough Law Firm, P.C. penned an article published this month in the Nassau Lawyer, The Journal of the Nassau County Bar Association.  The article, titled Casting a Wide Net and Wage and Hour Lawsuits explains that a plaintiff does not have to pierce the corporate veil to hold an individual defendant personally liable when that defendant…
Thursday, 17 September 2015 06:23

Chris Marlborough Makes 2015 Superlawyers List

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In what can only be described as “a three-peat,” Christopher Marlborough, Principal Attorney of the Marlborough Law Firm, P.C., has been selected for the 2015 NYC Metro SuperLawyers’ list. This is the third year in a row that Mr. Marlborough received recognition by the rating service. In 2013 and 2014, Chris was selected to SuperLawyers’ NYC Metro Rising Stars list for young and newly admitted attorneys.     According to, this year’s list represents no more than five percent of lawyers in the state. The organization describes its thorough selection process as follows: A statewide survey of lawyers who…
How much is that doggie in the window?  Allegedly not enough to pay the workers minimum wage and overtime.  On September 10, 2015, the Marlborough Law Firm, PC and Slater, Slater Schulman LLP filed a prospective class and collective action complaint on behalf of plaintiffs Leroy Williams and Ghassan Jenbart in the United States District Court for Eastern District of New York.  The Complaint alleges that defendants failed to pay minimum wage and overtime to puppy store workers including kennel workers and shipping receiving clerks. Defendant Gary Nudelman operates two puppy stores in the New York Metropolitan area, A World…
On June 30, 2015, the Marlborough Law Firm filed a prospective class and collective action lawsuit against Call-A-Head, Inc. and the company’s President Charles W. Howard in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The complaint alleges that the defendants failed to pay their service technicians overtime for working more than forty hours. It further alleges that Call-A-Head has been sued at least six times for alleged failure to pay overtime in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law, but the never changed the company’s overtime policy. Plaintiff…
On June 19, 2015, the Marlborough Law Firm filed a prospective class and collective action lawsuit against entities operating the 2 Bros Pizza chain and owners Eli Halali, Oren Halali and Joshua Halali in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The complaint alleges that defendants required workers to work more than seventy hours per week, and failed to pay them minimum wage or any overtime premium pay. Plaintiffs will ask the Court to certify a class of all similarly situated workers during the last six years. Christopher Marlborough, Principal Attorney of the Marlborough Law…
On May 4, 2015, Erie County New York Supreme Court Judge Timothy J. Drury issued a decision in the ongoing lawsuit concerning the classification of Buffalo Jills cheerleaders as “independent contractors,” rather than employees. Earlier this year, Judge Drury granted Plaintiffs leave to amend their complaint to add the National Football League’s (“NFL” or “the League") as a defendant. Today, the Court denied the League’s motion to be dismissed from the case. In response to the decision, one of the Plaintiffs' attorneys, Christopher Marlborough, of the Marlborough Law Firm, P.C. stated, We are extremely pleased with the Court’s decision. Both…
On April 29, 2015, Chris Marlborough, principal attorney of the Marlborough Law Firm, will co-present a continuing legal education program at the Nassau Academy of Law titled, Employment Law Essentials: Leaves of Absence Discrimination and Wage/Hour Obligations. The program will be moderated by L. Susan Slavin, Esq. and will also feature Jeffrey Schlossberg of Jackson Lewis, P.C. and Rick Ostrove of Leed Brown Law, P.C. Mr. Marlborough will explain the minimum wage and overtime requirements of federal and New York State law, including recent changes to New York’s minimum wage tip credit and Wage Theft Prevention Action notification requirements.  Mr.…
On March 25, 2015, Christopher Marlborough, owner of the Marlborough Law Firm, P.C. spoke to Adelphi University students about the American wage theft crisis.  The presentation was organized by Cory Morris, Esq., an attorney and adjunct professor at Adelphi.  Mr. Marlborough said, “I am grateful to Professor Morris for giving me the opportunity to speak before his class. I believe it is important that these future captains of industry understand the devastating toll that illegal wage theft practices takes on the health of our nation.”  A central theme of Mr. Marlborough’s talk was that the workers are not the only…
On March 2, 2015, Chris Marlborough, principal of the Marlborough Law Firm, will be the featured speaker at a meeting of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Committee.  Mr. Marlborough’s presentation titled, “Who’s the Boss?” will concern the application of the joint employer doctrine to wage and hour cases in the Second Circuit. The meeting is open to members of the Nassau County Bar Association.  The meeting will commence at 12:30 pm at 15th and West Street Mineola, New York. Continuing Legal Education credit is available.  For more information about the meeting, call the Nassau County Bar Association…
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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.

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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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