About the Firm
Our firm is dedicated to representing employees and other individuals (including executives, partners, professionals and talent), not employers, in all industries, all professions, and at all employment levels. As advocates for workplace fairness, our passion and our profession is to help advance the goals of employees and protect their rights against injustices in the workplace.
Our attorneys advise and represent clients in matters involving former employers, current employers, and potential future employers and partnerships. We also represent groups of employees collectively, as well as executive teams in transition. Our international practice reaches across borders to represent and protect multinational employees, executives and partners.
Outten & Golden LLP filed a complaint on August 7, 2013 alleging that Major League Baseball ("MLB") violated federal and New York law by accepting work performed by volunteers and not paying them for their work during the All-Star FanFest and All-Star Summer.
On July 3, 2013, Outten & Golden LLP filed a Class Action Complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against NBCUniversal on behalf of two former NBCUniversal interns. The complaint alleges that NBCUniversal violated federal and state labor laws by failing to pay proper wages to interns who performed productive work on its television programs and in other parts of its multi-media enterprise. These workers are owed the applicable minimum wage rate for all hours worked and spread of hours pay on days on which they worked more than 10 hours.
UPDATE April 5, 2013
On April 5, 2013, Outten & Golden filed suit against Fisker Automotive, Inc. seeking to recover 60 days wages and benefits for former employees under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification ("WARN") Act and the California WARN Act. We contend Fisker ordered mass layoffs on or about April 5, 2013 without providing its employees with advance written notice. The Case is pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Ossai Miazad, partner and co-chair of the Discrimination and Retaliation Practice Group of employment law firm Outten and Golden, New York, talks with The Employment Law Channel about the growing use of criminal background checks by employers in employment screenings.
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