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Types of Wage Theft



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…
The class action and individual lawsuits against the management of the Buffalo Jills Cheerleading squad have been pending in the New York Supreme Court for Erie County since April 2014 before the Honorable Timothy J. Drury, J.S.C. The cases concern allegations that the NFL cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills football team were misclassified as independent contractors and unlawfully deprived of minimum wage for hundreds of hours of work. In January 2015, the Court granted a motion by Caitlin Ferrari, plaintiff in the class action to amend the operative complaint. The order permits plaintiff to: assert claims against additional defendants, including…
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Chris Marlborough Helps Bridge The Gap

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On January 24, 2015, Chris Marlborough, principal of the Marlborough Law Firm, co-presented a continuing legal education program at the Nassau Academy of Law before one hundred new admitted attorneys. The segment, entitled “Alphabet Soup of Labor and Employment Cases,” was part of the Nassau County Bar Association’s "Bridge-The-Gap" weekend which provides all the CLE credits newly admitted attorneys need for their first two years of practice. Mr. Marlborough focused his portion of the program on minimum wage and overtime requirements of federal and New York State law.  Mr. Marlborough said that he was honored to participate and noted, “It…
The Marlborough Law Firm is proud to announce that Christopher Marlborough has been selected to the 2014 New York Rising Stars list.  This is the second year in a row that Mr. Marlborough has received this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is…
Chris was appointed Vice Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association for its upcoming term.  He will be serving alongside Committee Chairman Jeffrey M. Schlosseberg, Of Counsel with Jackson Lewis, P.C..  Chris responded enthusiastically to the appointment, saying "It is always an honor to be recognized by one's peers. I am particularly honored by this appointment, because the Committee includes some of the finest labor and employment attorneys in the country.  I have appreciated the diversity of viewpoiints expressed at the Committee meetings and look forward to contributing more actively as Vice Chair."  The one-year term runs from fall of…

"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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