In addition to a wide range of cases on behalf of individuals, we have a number of cases in which we are seeking to represent groups of employees (class actions, in lawyer speak) on a wide range of issues, including tips violations, misclassification of employees as independent contractors, overtime violations, and non-payment of wages. Here are some of the cases we’re currently working on.
We filed a class action case against various parties affiliated with Domino’s, seeking money damages for all delivery drivers in Massachusetts. After a federal judge refused to dismiss the case, the defendants bought off the first named plaintiff by paying him what we calculate was three times the amount of his actual damages – a payment of close to $20,000 – plus attorney’s fees. We are in the process of bringing another class action case with one or more other drivers. We are seeking to interview any Massachusetts drivers with information about the use of a delivery charge, which we believe has the effect of taking tips intended for drivers. If you have any information or would like more details about the case, please contact us.
We filed a class action case seeking damages for servers of the 99 Restaurant in Massachusetts and other states. The case seeks money damages for any servers who were required to use their tips to pay managers or non-service employees (such as dishwashers). The case was filed with the American Arbitration Association, because the 99 requires its employees to agree to mandatory arbitration. The 99 filed a federal lawsuit to stop the arbitration from proceeding as a class action, but a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit. We are seeking to interview any servers (or other 99 employees) with information about tip outs. If you have any information or would like more details about the case, please contact us