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Bushwick Daily: Drag & Brunch Bar Bizarre in Bushwick Shuttered and Faces Lawsuit from Employees

Sep 05, 2019
An overhanging sign still reads “Bizarre” and the first two vowels are still flipped quixotically, but the rolling gate has remained shut since early June. The bartenders are now suing the shuttered bar. “I don’t know how they’ve been able to get away with it, but they never paid their emp…

Cook County Record: Scuba Instructor, Dive Buddy Claim Diveheart Violated ADA When Revoking Their Certifications

Sep 04, 2019
By Charmaine Little A certified scuba diving instructor and his dive buddy accused a certification group of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act when it allegedly restricted their certifications because of their physical conditions. Craig Ress and Carl Cogdill filed suit against the Divehea…

Bloomberg News: America’s Chicken Industry Accused of Conspiring to Keep Immigrant Wages Down

Sep 03, 2019
By Deena Shanker and Polly Mosendz Companies producing more than 90% of America’s chicken have conspired to depress wages for a largely immigrant work force in some of the nation’s most dangerous jobs, according to a lawsuit. The case filed last week is mostly based on interviews with former emp…

The Birmingham News: Federal Lawsuit Claims Chicken Producers Fix Wages, Benefits

Sep 03, 2019
By William Thornton Companies producing most of America’s chicken products have met for almost a decade in Destin, Fla. to keep wages and benefits for their workforces at low levels, according to a lawsuit filed last week in Maryland. The suit was filed on behalf of three former workers from Arkan…

Class Action Filed Against Chicken Producers for Fixing the Wage of Workers

Aug 30, 2019
On August 30, 2019, the law firm Handley Farah & Anderson PLLC, along with the law firms Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC and Hagens Berman Sobol & Shapiro LLP, filed a class action lawsuit against the leading chicken producers in the United States for conspiring to fix and depress the…

ADA Lawsuit Filed Against Scuba Diving School for Revoking and Altering Certifications of Scuba Divers with Disabilities

Aug 28, 2019
Handley Farah & Anderson and Equip for Equality filed a disability discrimination lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Chicago on behalf of two accomplished scuba divers with disabilities, whose certifications were revoked or altered by The Diveheart Foundation (“Diveheart”), a scuba diving sc…

Employees of Popular Beverly Hills Bar and Restaurant File Lawsuit in response to Years-Long Scheme to Steal Wages

Aug 19, 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA –Handley Farah & Anderson and Bet Tzedek filed a lawsuit on behalf of current and former employees of Caffe Roma, a popular bar and restaurant in Beverly Hills frequented by Hollywood elites, alleging that for years Caffe Roma and its owners have wrongly withheld tips owed to t…

HFA and the National Legal Advocacy Network Sue Brooklyn Bar for Engaging in Scheme to Steal Bartenders’ Wages

Aug 08, 2019
On August 8, 2018, Handley Farah & Anderson and the National Legal Advocacy Network filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of a group of former employees of Bizarre, a popular bar, restaurant and cabaret in Brooklyn, New York, alleging their employer failed to pay minimum wage and overtime p…

Law360: Advocacy Groups Want Info On Decision To End Nepal’s TPS

Jun 24, 2019
By Suzanne Monyak Law360 (June 24, 2019, 6:36 PM EDT) — Two New York-based advocacy organizations accused the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other agencies Monday of ignoring their requests for information about the Trump administration’s decision to end temporary protected status …

Immigrant Rights Organizations File Lawsuit Against Trump Administration Seeking Information on Decision to End TPS for Nepal

Jun 24, 2019
On June 24, 2019, the law firm Handley Farah & Anderson filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York on behalf of the nonprofit groups Adhikaar and the New York Immigration Coalition (“NYIC”) against four U.S. government: U.S. State Department, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Servic…

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