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Lipman & Plesur Handles Overtime Pay Class Actions


Lipman & Plesur, LLP has prosecuted and won dozens of FLSA cases, serving as class counsel in many class actions where millions of dollars have been recovered for deserving employees. The Firm has also assisted dozens of employers in litigation, defended Department of Labor investigations and conducted self-audits.

Mr. Lipman has lectured on overtime laws for the American Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers' Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers' Association, Lorman and Cornell University's School of Industrial Labor Relations. He was a contributor to the ABA/BNA FLSA Treatise. Mr. Lipman and Ms. Plesur co-authored a Law Review article entitled: A Call for Bright-Lines to Fix the Fair Labor Standards Act, Hofstra Labor Law Journal, Vol. II, No. 2, Spring 1994. Mr. Lipman authored the online training program: Avoiding Liability Under the FLSA.

Lipman & Plesur, LLP is Top Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and appears in the 2015 Directory of Preeminent Attorneys.

If your case is outside of New York State, the Firm can arrange to co-counsel the case with a well-regarded employment lawyer in your area. Please call Lipman & Plesur, LLP at 516-931-0050 for more information.



Lipman & Plesur's Significant Overtime Pay Cases
Customer Service Employees

Lipman & Plesur, LLP handled one of the largest overtime pay class actions in New York State. Thousands of customer service representatives were not paid for prep work prior to the start of their shift.

Installation and Repair Technicians

Lipman & Plesur, LLP represented office machine repair technicians who were not paid for morning meetings and the time required to complete a repair after their schedule ended. Lipman & Plesur, LLP settled this case for hundreds of technicians under the FLSA and New York Labor Law.

Nurses/Aides/Nursing Home/ Healthcare Employees

Lipman & Plesur, LLP was approved as class counsel in a class action against a group of nursing homes involving nurses and aides that were not paid for work during unpaid meal periods and after their shift ended.

Bus Drivers/Tour Guides

Lipman & Plesur, LLP was co-class counsel in one of the first opt-in/opt-out wage-hour actions in New York State. Drivers and guides were only paid a set amount even though tours were often delayed.

Help Desk/IT Technicians

Lipman & Plesur, LLP has represented numerous groups of help desk workers that assist with computer networking issues. Frequently these workers are required to work extremely long hours without any overtime pay.

Hospitality Industry Employees - Food Production, Service and Delivery Workers

In dozens of cases, the Lipman & Plesur, LLP has represented servers as well as kitchen staff that did not receive overtime pay. Other cases involved unlawful deductions and improper tip pooling. The Firm has collected millions of dollars for restaurant workers in New York.

Writers, Editors and Other Creative Professionals

Lipman & Plesur, LLP has represented professional employees, such as editors, who were entitled to overtime pay under the FLSA because they were not paid on a salary basis.
  Sales Associates

A 24/7 retail store chain violated the minimum wage and overtime pay laws by employing workers "off the books". Lipman & Plesur, LLP recovered earned overtime pay by undocumented workers.

Public Works - Laborers

Lipman & Plesur, LLP has recovered both overtime pay and prevailing wages for many blue collar workers.

Independent Contractors

The lawyers of Lipman & Plesur, LLP have represented advertising executives, graphic artists and sales people, delivery drivers and others who were misclassified as independent contractors. Since these workers should have been paid as employees, the Firm was able to recover unpaid overtime for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek.

Telephone Directory Account Executives

Lipman & Plesur, LLP recently prevailed on summary judgment finding liability on a class basis against a major telephone directory for unlawfully charging back and deducting the earned commissions and wages of hundreds of account executives over a six-year period.

Landscape Workers

Lipman & Plesur, LLP represented a commercial landscape firm where the United States Department of Labor demanded that workers receive overtime pay. Lipman & Plesur, LLP identified an applicable exemption and convinced the United States Department of Labor that no monies were due under the FLSA.

Ambulette Service

Lipman & Plesur, LLP represented an ambulette service in class action litigation. The litigation settled on very favorable terms after Lipman & Plesur, LLP asserted and substantiated an applicable exemption defense.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome
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