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Greater Protections for Undocumented Workers

July 22nd, 2017

Workers receive two big wins in federal court to ensure that their immigration status will not preclude them from raising wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act. First, a Federal District Court in Illinois joins New York and other districts across the country to hold that the immigration status of a worker may not be introduced as evidence in a FLSA lawsuit. Kim v. Hakuya...

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Defendants Search in Vain for the Vanishing Cost-Plus Exception

July 19th, 2017

Ignoring decades old precedent, defendants nevertheless continue to seek burdensome and irrelevant discovery of plaintiffs in antitrust cases. Nearly 50 years ago, in , the Supreme Court crafted a simple rule with a simple goal: in order to spare the courts the burden of tracing antirust injury though the distribution chain, Clayton Act standing to seek damages would be restricted to those...

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Lawsuit Exposes Systematic Discrimination in MLB

July 9th, 2017

Last week, Angel Hernandez filed a lawsuit, Hernandez v. The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and Major League Baseball Blue, Inc., Case No. 17-cv-00456, alleging discrimination in how MLB’s promotion and postseason assignment policies are administered for umpires.  Despite a remarkable 96.88% accuracy rating on calling balls and strikes in 2016, Hernandez was not assigned to work any...

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New Rights for NYC Independent Contractors

May 16th, 2017

With the “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act, NYC Administrative Code § 20-927, et seq., coming into effect this week, New York City workers are better equipped to receive proper payment and protection from prevalent wage theft practices by employers.  A skyrocketing number of freelancers, who steadily dominate today’s on-demand service economy, no longer have to worry that their status as...

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A.G. Schneiderman Announces $40 Million Settlement With Investment Management Company For Tax Abuses, Marking Largest Tax Whistleblower Recovery In Office’s History

May 3rd, 2017

New York Attorney General  Eric T. Schneiderman announced last week that his office reached a  $40 million settlement with Alabama-based Harbert Management Corporation and top executives at the firm over allegations that they failed to pay millions in New York State tax on performance income for several years. Harbert Management was the fund sponsor for Harbinger Capital Partners, a $26...

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