Medics who came from other states to help New York as the coronavirus ravaged the city in March found themselves under constant GPS surveillance by the company they worked for — and even had their sex lives restricted by their employer, according to a class action lawsuit filed in Brooklyn.
The EMTs and paramedics working for Ambulnz, which contracts with FEMA to provide ambulance services, had their lives entirely policed by the Big Brother-style firm, the lawsuit filed in Brooklyn Civil Court alleges.
“In addition to exercising total control of the movements and whereabouts of Plaintiff and...
Out-of-state EMTs and paramedics who answered the call to work in New York City during the height of the coronavirus pandemic are suing a private ambulance operator for pay they say they were promised but never received.
The suit was filed in Brooklyn state court against Ambulnz, the New York Port reported. The lawsuit claims the company told first responders they would be paid for 24-hours a day, 7-days a week and then refused to pay them for all that time.
Out-of-state EMTs and paramedics who risked their lives to help New Yorkers during the coronavirus crisis say the FEMA subcontractor that hired them controlled every second of their deployment, including their sex lives — and then refused to pay them for all of their time.
According to a stunning lawsuit filed in Brooklyn state court, private ambulance operator Ambulnz promised the group of first responders it recruited back in March it “would be paid for 24-hours a day, 7-days a week” for deploying to the city as the COVID-19 cases began skyrocketing.
President Donald Trump is transforming the courts, winning his 200th judicial confirmation Wednesday. Here, we look at the impact those judges have had on employment law, from employer-friendly rulings on arbitration to the recent landmark U.S. Supreme Court win for gay and transgender workers.
So far, Trump has appointed 53 judges to the U.S. Courts of Appeals, giving the Second, Third and Eleventh circuits majorities of Republican appointees. He's also cemented a conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court with his appointments of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, in addition...
A Baltimore restaurant group that has previously been accused of creating dress codes targeting nonwhite customers has apologized after a black woman posted a video showing a white manager refusing to seat her and her son because he said the boy violated a ban on athletic wear.
The footage of the incident at Ouzo Bay in Baltimore’s Harbor East, which drew accusations of racism on social media, showed the boy’s mother pointing out a similarly dressed white boy whose family had been served.
Atlas Restaurant Group, which owns Ouzo Bay and more than a dozen other eateries in and around the city,...
Wells Fargo Bank will pay up to $19.6 million and change its lending policies as part of settling two class-action lawsuits brought by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients whose applications for a variety of consumer loans and credit cards were allegedly denied by the bank
In St. Petersburg, Fla., Pete Boland spent last weekend trying to secure scarce slots for his 60 employees to get tested for covid-19. On Friday night, he had shut down his popular downtown restaurant, the Galley, after he learned several workers tested positive for the virus.
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Paying for testing and cleaning — not to mention lost business — means another financial hit in an industry that’s already suffering. Both restaurants are paying their salaried workers while they’re closed.
Even after a restaurant deals with a sick employee or two, there’s no reason...
The Supreme Court decision gives plaintiffs leverage, but companies large and small are still expected to face legal cases over their policies.
When a Walmart associate named Jacqueline Cote filed a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2014 contending that the company was discriminating against her by denying health insurance benefits to her same-sex spouse, it signaled the beginning of a drawn-out legal battle.
It was not until December 2016 that the company announced that it had agreed to a settlement retroactively compensating Ms. Cote and other employees affected by...
Race and gender discrimination in tech is a huge problem. Women and individuals of color working in tech continue to face discrimination in treatment, pay, promotion, hiring, and retention. Countless personal accounts and statistical analyses confirm that people of color and women get less than their fair share of opportunity and compensation when compared to their peers, despite working just as hard (or harder) and having the same (or higher) qualifications and skills.
We can help. Our law firm – Outten & Golden LLP – is committed to representing women and people of color to challenge...