Entries by Manuel Navarro

Trief & Olk Prevail at Trial on Minimum Wage & Overtime Claims

After a bench trial presided over by Magistrate Judge Roanne Mann in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Trief & Olk was victorious against a Brooklyn-based supermarket, 5th Ave. Kings Fruit & Vegetables Corp. (known as 5th Ave. Kings Supermarket) and its owner, winning minimum wage and overtime back-pay […]

Security Technicians Reach $5 Million Settlement for Unpaid Wages, Negotiated by Trief & Olk Team

We recently reached a $5 million settlement in a collective action on behalf of a group of approximately 550 alarm installation technicians (known as Security Advisors) in a suit against Defenders, Inc., in which the employees alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by failing  to properly track their work time, resulting in improper overtime compensation. 

Who to Sue for Construction Accidents

When construction workers are injured on the job, they are usually unable to bring personal injury lawsuits against the most obviously responsible party, their employers, due to the Workers’ Compensation Law.