Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe Misclassification Lawsuit

Distributors are suing Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe for classifying them as independent contractors, and taking deductions from their wages.

 

I. Who are the Defendants?

Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe is a Pennsylvania company which distributes bakery and snack products through the United States, including Connecticut.


II. What is this case about?

Misclassification. In this lawsuit we claim that Martin’s Famous improperly classified workers as ‘independent contractors’ when they were really employees. We also claim that they failed to pay overtime, and took illegal deductions from the wages of their delivery drivers.


III. What court is the case filed in?

Federal. This case is filed in Federal Court for the District of Connecticut


IV. Should I fear retaliation?

No. It is illegal to retaliate against an employee who joins a lawsuit like this. If you experience retaliation, we will help you.


V. How do I join?

Contact us. You can contact our firm to discuss your participation.


VI. Where can I go to get answers to my questions?

Call us. You are always welcome to call us at Hayber Law Firm. We will do their best to answer your questions. Our number is 860-522-8888.


VII. Who are the lawyers representing?

Hayber Law Firm, LLC
, and Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta, LLP. The distributors who brought this lawsuit are being represented by the Hayber Law Firm, and Baillon Thome Jozwiac & Wanta, LLP. Both are experienced firms that have successfully handled cases like this in the past.


VIII. How much can I expect to get?

It depends. We claim that the distributors should receive back pay and damages, as well as attorneys’ fees.


IX. Will I have to pay any legal fees or costs?

No. We have agreed to work on this case on a “contingency” basis which means that our fee, and reimbursement for our costs, will come, if at all, out of any settlement. The court will closely supervise our fee petition and ensure that it is fair to the class.


X. What is the status of the case?

The following represents the status of the case as of the date indicated:

DATE COURT FILING DESCRIPTION
 

October 30th, 2017

 

Complaint

 

This is the lawsuit itself which includes the detailed allegations of wrongdoing.

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