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The Kaplan Law Firm Wins Wage and Hour Case

The Kaplan Law Firm recently obtained a substantial judgment for unpaid overtime, unpaid wages and attorneys' fees against a popular Arlington, Virginia restaurant which failed to pay the firm's client the minimum wage and overtime. The defendants in the case, which was filed in July of last year, were Quinn's On The Corner, a restaurant in Arlington's Rosslyn neighborhood which claims to be "Rosslyn's favorite sports bar," and two managers or owners of that establishment: Reese Gardner and Jody Hessler.…

The Kaplan Law Firm Wins Unpaid Overtime Case

The Kaplan Law Firm recently prevailed in an unpaid overtime case brought under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. In addition to ordering payment of damages to the Firm's client, the court also approved a significant award of attorneys' fees. The Defendant in the case, a corporation which operates a well-known Northern Virginia Korean BBQ restaurant, had failed to pay an employee—The Kaplan Law Firm's client—at the overtime rate for overtime work. Generally, federal law requires employers to pay employees…

Lawsuits Filed Defending Workers’ Right to Be Paid

The Kaplan Law Firm regularly represents employees who have not been paid wages they were owed by their employers or who have not been paid at the legally required overtime rate for overtime work.  The Firm recently filed four lawsuits alleging that its clients were not properly paid and are owed tens of thousands of dollars in damages. One of these lawsuits is Torres v. Vap 1800 M Street LLC.  This lawsuit, which was filed in the Superior Court for…

Panelist at Unpaid Wages Discussion

On Friday I was a panelist on a discussion of a successful unpaid wages case I brought on behalf of individuals who had worked as electricians and assistant electricians on construction projects in the Washington, D.C. area. The event, the annual John Burke Pro Bono Breakfast, was hosted by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee and took place at the National Press Club. I described my work on the case—in conjunction with the Lawyer's Committee—which led to a settlement which provides for a payment…

Overtime Collective Action Certified in Maryland

Working closely with the excellent attorneys at The Washington Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, and acting on behalf of two of my clients, I recently succeeded in having the United States District Court for the District of Maryland certify a collective action in a case which accuses a company and its managers of failing to pay overtime pursuant to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). DISCLAIMER The court’s decision to preliminarily certify a collective action class…