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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.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 13:32

A Cautionary Tale for Restauranteurs

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The Brothers Grimm were renowned for recording cautionary folklore tales. For example, the story of Hansel and Gretel teaches us not to wander too far from home and to think twice before leaving a trail of breadcrumbs. Recently, another cautionary tale has been told by federal prosecutors concerning Republican Congressman Michael Grimm. Restaurateurs who steal their workers’ wages should take heed. This Grimm tale was covered in a recent Huffington Post article entitled Wage Theft is Grimm Business, written by New York City Councilman Rory Lancman. The article notes that “Basically, Congressman Grimm may be going to jail for wage…
 The U.S. Department of Labor has filed complaints against seven Long Island restaurants for failure to pay back wages and overtime to hundreds of workers. The Defendants in those cases have agreed to pay more than $1.7 million in back wages, damages and penalties. Hats off to Dan O'Regan of Long Island Business News and Tom Incantalupo of for their coverage of this issue. Here are the names of the restaurants and their respective pages. Kashi Sushi and Steak House, Rockville Centre, NY Crystal Garden Chinese Buffet, Riverhead, NY Crystal Garden, Ronkonkoma, NY Good Taste…
Last week, I attended a panel discussion concerning recent efforts by the alt labor movement to push back against poverty level wages and worker oppression.  Titled: Alt Labor Rising: Organizing Wal-Mart and the Fast Food Industry.  The panel was moderated by Salon Staff Writer, Josh Eidelson and sponsored by public policy organization Demos. The discussion commemorated the one-year anniversary of the first Wal-Mart employee walkout in which workers demanded to be paid a living wage. Since that time, there have been a number of walkouts in Wal-Mart stores across the country, fast food workers have held walkouts in sixty cities,…
The thieves received no jail time because they own the place. Last June, an Illinois man was sentenced to three years in prison for walking out on a $70 restaurant bill. It should come as no surprise that “dining and dashing” is a crime, and most people understand that the practice should be treated as any other kind of theft. Sill, while the defendant had previous convictions on his record, the punishment seems rather severe. His sentence breaks down to a year in jail for every $23. By that measure Tassos Strifas and George Strifas, cousins and co-owners of the…
Following every natural disaster, television screens are filled with images of heroic rescuers, victims of devastation, and looters. We feel proud for the woman who risks herself for others. Our sympathy goes to the victim for his loss. But for the looter, we reserve our derision. Hurricane Sandy was no exception. District Attorneys promised to prosecute looting cases “to the fullest extent of the law” and proclaimed, “zero tolerance for looters.” Though most of the looting cases were subsequently thrown out of court, at least we all had something to rally against for a while. Then we went back to…
Saturday, 12 October 2013 01:31

What Is Wage Theft?

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I am a class action wage theft attorney.  Many of my colleagues, family and friends are not familiar with the term wage theft.  In the legal field wage theft attorneys are generally known to practice wage and hour litigation.  It sounds much nicer than calling it what it is: stealing wages from workers. Stealing wages is nothing new, employers have been doing it to their workers for centuries.  I consulted my copy of Black’s Law Dictionary that I bought in law school.  However, the nation’s leading law dictionary was no help.  It did not have any entry at all for wage…
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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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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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