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.
- Who are the defendants
- What is the case about?
- What court is the case filed in?
- Should I fear retaliation?
- How do I join?
- Where can I go to get answers to my questions?
- Who are the lawyers representing?
- How much can I expect to get?
- Will I have to pay any legal fees or costs?
- What is the status of the case?
Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe is a Pennsylvania company which distributes bakery and snack products through the United States, including Connecticut.
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.
Federal. This case is filed in Federal Court for the District of Connecticut
No. It is illegal to retaliate against an employee who joins a lawsuit like this. If you experience retaliation, we will help you.
Contact us. You can contact our firm to discuss your participation.
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.
It depends. We claim that the distributors should receive back pay and damages, as well as attorneys’ fees.
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:
October 30th, 2017
This is the lawsuit itself which includes the detailed allegations of wrongdoing.