New York, New York (PRWEB) May 18, 2015
A federal lawsuit seeking a class action was filed on April 30, 2015, accusing popular alcoholic beverage company, Remy Cointreau, of failing to pay its workers all of their wages and overtime compensation in violation of federal and state wage laws.
Filed in New York federal court, the lawsuit alleges that Remy requires its employees to work more than forty hours per week, but refuses to pay them the legally required overtime rate.
The named plaintiff, who remains employed with Remy, alleged in the Complaint that she has performed administrative tasks in Remy’s compliance department for more than eight years, and regularly works approximately fifty hours per week without being paid proper overtime compensation. She also alleges that she was regularly required to work through her lunch break without being paid for that hour.
Attorneys Kenneth Katz and Yesenia Capalbo, of Katz Melinger PLLC, located in New York, represent the worker named in the lawsuit. The legal team will seek to have the lawsuit certified as a collective and class action, and will seek to recover on behalf of current and former Remy employees lost wages, court costs and attorneys’ fees, along with other damages. It is alleged in the Complaint that there could be anywhere from 50 to 100 current and former Remy employees who have been affected by Remy’s unlawful wage practice.
The named plaintiff alleges in the Complaint that she complained to Remy about not being paid overtime but was told that, as a salaried employee, she was not entitled to such compensation. It is alleged that named plaintiff was misclassified by her employer and, like many other salaried employees around the country, she was entitled to overtime under federal and state law based on her job duties. The named plaintiff was willing to come forward to assert her rights knowing that the law protects employees who bring lawsuits, or participate in lawsuits, from being retaliated against by their employers.
The case is “Altston, et al. v. Remy Cointreau USA, Inc.,” Civil Action Number 15-cv-03374 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Attorney Contacts: Kenneth Katz and Yesenia Capalbo, Katz Melinger PLLC, New York, 212-460-0047, http://www.katzmelinger.com.