At Sanford Heisler, we are firmly committed to ensuring that employees are granted all the workplace protections afforded them under law, which includes pay for every hour worked. We protect clients who have been subject to violations of the state and federal minimum wage, overtime, and child labor laws, as well as provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). To that end, we work tirelessly to recover money owed to workers whose employers have broken laws relating to exempt and non-exempt worker classifications, overtime laws, legally-mandated alternative work schedules, compensatory time off, and obligatory meal and rest periods.
Some examples of our work can be found in the following important cases:
In re Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Sanford Heisler represents a class of approximately 7,330 sales representatives at Novartis Pharmaceuticals in their claims against the company for wage and hour violations. The case was considered by the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. While on appeal, the Department of Labor and the National Employment Lawyers Association filed amicus briefs in support of our clients. The case was then appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States before settling in January 2012 for a total of $99 million.
Sanford Heisler represents employees at AT&T in class matter involving the telephone giant’s failure to pay overtime to its “First-Level Managers.” A federal court in Connecticut recently certified a class action on behalf of such employees. Sanford Heisler has now filed similar matters in Georgia and California and will soon be seeking certification in those cases. More
Sanford Heisler represented C&S Grocer employees throughout the United States with claims regarding failure to pay overtime. The case settled on a class basis for undisclosed terms. More