Labor Law Article 6: A Misunderstood Law that Fully Protects all Employees’ Wages
Labor Law Article 6: A Misunderstood Law that Fully Protects all Employees’ Wages

Posted with permission by the Albany Law Review.  The correct citation is: Scott A. Lucas, Labor Law Article 6: A Misunderstood Law that Fully Protects All Employees’ Wages, 80 Alb. L. Rev. 1355 (2016/2017). INTRODUCTION Wage theft occurs when an employer fails to pay wages or benefits owed.1 It harms…

Does New York’s Wage Payment Law Have a Gaping Loophole?

  Article 6 of the New York Labor Law (Labor Law §§ 190-199-a) is a fee-shifting statute, the overall intent of which is to protect employees from having their rightful wages kept from them.[1]  The statute “reflects the state’s ‘longstanding policy against the forfeiture of earned but undistributed wages.’”[2]  To protect…

Groundbreaking Legal Precedent: Samiento, et al. v. World Yacht, Inc., et al.

Samiento, et al. v. World Yacht, Inc., et al., 10 N.Y.3d 70, 883 N.E.2d 990, 854 N.Y.S.2d 83 (New York, 2008) In a case closely watched throughout New York State’s restaurant and banquet industry, Scott A. Lucas argued before the State’s highest court on behalf of 14 waiters suing to…

$2.6 Million Verdict: Brown v. Suggs

The Law Offices of Scott A. Lucas represented the plaintiff in a trial that produced one of the highest abuse of process awards ($2.6 million) in New York State history. The case, Brown v. Suggs, involved a 7½ year litigation against Willie Kathryn Suggs, a well-known Harlem real estate broker….