Firm in the News
April 28, 2023
NYC Steakhouse Workers Score Class Cert. In Wage Dispute
Law360 reported on the class certification decision in J&K’s wage and hour lawsuit against 212 Steakhouse.
November 29, 2022
Bottled Water Co., Ex-Delivery Driver End Late Payment Fight
Law360 reported on J&K’s class action settlement of case alleging that the employer violated New York Labor Law by paying employees biweekly instead of weekly.
September 27, 2022
Fired In-House Atty Scores Partial Win Against Real Estate Co.
Law360 reported on court decision finding that J&K’s client was discriminated against based on his disability. J&K attorneys Maimon Kirschenbaum, Mike DiGiulio, and Leah Seliger represented the client.
August 16, 2022
NY Judge OKs $945K Arbitration Award For Ex-CKR Atty
Law360 reported on the court’s entry of a $945,000 arbitration award obtained by J&K attorney Denise Schulman for an attorney who was not paid all of her wages.
The New York Law Journal reported on the unanimous jury verdict obtained by J&K attorneys Josef Nussbaum and Lucas Buzzard against two restaurants. The plaintiffs prevailed on all claims, including wage and hour claims pursued on a class basis and a national origin discrimination claim asserted by one plaintiff.
April 29, 2022
Equinox Can't Dodge Certified Trainers' Collective OT Suit
Law360 reported on court decision granting conditional collective certification of personal trainers’ FLSA overtime claims against Equinox.
February 22, 2022
Discrimination Suit Against Quinn Emanuel Can Proceed
The New York Law Journal reported on the court’s denial of motion to dismiss a race discrimination and retaliation case filed by J&K against a prominent law firm.
January 5, 2022
NJ High Court To Consider Worker Classification Scope
J&K attorney Lucas Buzzard is quoted in this article about a New Jersey appeal concerning whether real estate salespeople are employees or independent contractors under New Jersey law.
February 16, 2021
NJ Justices To Decide If Insurance Agents Always Contractors
Law360 reported on J&K’s appeal to the New Jersey Supreme Court concerning whether insurance agents are employees or independent contractors under New Jersey law.
December 9, 2020
Nonprofit Gets Leftover Funds From Mario Batali Wage Deal
Law360 reported on the distribution of unclaimed settlement funds from J&K’s class action lawsuit against Mario Batali’s restaurants to Make the Road New York.
The New York Law Journal reported on an age discrimination case filed by J&K on behalf of an IT employee who worked for a large law firm.
The Washington Post reported on J&K class action wage and hour lawsuit against restaurants in Jose Andres’ Mercado Little Spain.
August 14, 2019
Pharma Wholesalers Strike $7.5M Deal In Drivers' OT Suit
Law360 reported on settlement of J&K’s lawsuit that alleged that employer misclassified delivery drivers as independent contractors and failed to pay them overtime compensation.
Maimon Kirschenbaum was interviewed about employment law issues in the restaurant industry.
Bill O’Shaugnessy of radio station WVOX interviewed Maimon Kirschenbaum about wage and hour and discrimination issues in the restaurant industry.
November 12, 2018
LaGuardia Airport's $4B overhaul project is paying women less: suit
The New York Post reported on a lawsuit filed by J&K alleging that women working on the redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport were paid less than similarly situated men.
October 13, 2018
Mallozzi Group settles lawsuit over unpaid tips for $550,000
The Albany Business Review reported on the settlement of a J&K lawsuit against Albany catering halls seeking recovery of service charges paid by customers
May 26, 2018
The Predators in the Kitchen
Maimon Kirschenbaum is quoted in this New York Times article about sexual harassment in the restaurant industry.
Eater reported on the racial discrimination and wage and hour lawsuit J&K filed against Mission Chinese restaurant.
January 24, 2018
New York restaurant Le Bernardin sued for sexual harassment
Reuters reported on J&K’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Le Bernardin.
November 7, 2017
Amid Weinstein Scandal, Employment Attorneys See Business Gains
Maimon Kirschenbaum is quoted in this New York Law Journal article about the increase in sexual harassment cases during the #MeToo era.
November 4, 2017
The restaurant world braces for its Harvey Weinstein meltdown
Maimon Kirschenbaum is quoted in this New York Post article about sexual harassment in the restaurant industry.
August 22, 2017
Woman fired for being 'too cute' may have a case after all
The New York Post reported on J&K attorneys Maimon Kirschenbaum, Denise Schulman, and Lucas Buzzard’s successful appeal of a case where the plaintiff was fired because her boss’s wife thought she was “too cute.” The New York Appellate Division, First Department found that the plaintiff’s allegations could support a claim of gender discrimination under the New York City Human Rights Law.
December 3, 2014
Michelin chef Cesar Ramirez accused of racism at Brooklyn restaurant
The Guardian reported on J&K’s discrimination and wage and hour lawsuit against Brooklyn Fare.
September 18, 2014
'Exploited' Le Cirque staff bring lawsuit against owner
The New York Post reported on J&K’s wage and hour lawsuit against Le Cirque.
May 24, 2013
Why Are New York's Chefs Afraid of This Man?
Grub Street profiled Maimon Kirschenbaum and the firm’s wage and hour class action lawsuits against restaurants.
March 8, 2012
Batali Settles Wage Lawsuit for $5 Million
The Wall Street Journal reported on the settlement of the firm’s lawsuit against a number of Mario Batali’s restaurants.
December 14, 2011
The Top 10 Restaurant Fights and Freak-Outs of 2011
The firm’s class action wage and hour lawsuits against New York City restaurants were number three on Eater’s Top 10 Restaurant Fights and Freak-Outs of 2011.
September 28, 2011
Lawyer Fires Back at Joe Bastianich Over 'Frivolous Lawsuits' Comment
Grub Street published Maimon Kirschenbaum’s response to restaurant owner Joe Bastianich’s comments in response to being sued by J&K.
May 8, 2011
For restaurants, more lawsuits on the menu
Crain’s New York quoted Maimon Kirschenbaum in this article about wage and hour lawsuits against New York City restaurants.
December 6, 2010
Tip Sheet: Tim and Nina Zagat's Guide to Restaurant Class Actions
The AmLaw Daily discussed Maimon Kirschenbaum’s lawsuits against New York City restaurants.
September 2, 2010
Restaurateurs Under Siege
The Wall Street Journal reported on the firm’s wage and hour litigation against New York City restaurants.
Grub Street reported on the wage and hour class action lawsuit J&K filed against Mario Batali’s Babbo restaurant.
July 7, 2010
Lawyer Sues Firm for Failing to Pay Overtime
The New York Times reported on a lawsuit the firm filed seeking overtime pay for a contract attorney.
Grub Street reported on the firm’s lawsuits against Frank, Super, and Matsuri restaurants.
August 3, 2007
At Nobu, a Lawsuit Over Workers' Tips
The New York Times reported on the firm’s wage and hour lawsuit against Nobu.
June 10, 2007
Manhattan: Ex-Restaurant Workers Sue
The New York Times reported on the firm’s wage and hour class action against V Steakhouse.