March 17 (Reuters) – A new $110 million lawsuit filed on Tuesday claims a U.S. division at Swiss drugmaker Novartis has routinely denied female employees equal pay and promotional opportunities, five
More news coverage of Famighetti & Weinick’s recent court filing with quotes from Peter Famighetti.
Newsday is reporting about a case recently filed in Federal Court by Famighetti & Weinick, PLLC.
Hundreds of thousands of restaurant servers, hotel housekeepers and other tipped workers in the state will soon make $7.50 an hour before tips, a big raise for them and a significant increase in labor costs for business owners. Like most states, New York allows businesses to pay tipped…
Labor advocates say more workers should qualify for overtime pay after 40 hours because protections have eroded over the years. Business advocates worry changes will be too large and too absolute.
Throughout the month of January and into the beginning of February, trial was held in the case of Marchuk v. Faruqi and Faruqi. The trial was before Judge Hellerstein in the Southern District of New York.
The complaint alleged that the plaintiff was subjected to various conduct at work which constituted sexual harassment. The case received much attention from legal blogs because (1) the defendant was a well known employment law firm and (2) some of the allegations were particularly severe, such as non-consensual sex.
On February 5, 2015, the jury returned its verdict. Of the many claims asserted, the jury found for the plaintiff on only one – a claim for sexual harassment under the New York City Human Rights Law. The verdict suggests that the jury did not believe the most serious of the allegations. The jury awarded compensatory damages of $90,000, punitive damages against an individual defendant for $45,000, and $5,000 in punitive damages against the firm. The plaintiff had asked for $2,000,000.