Russ & Daughters Settles Class Action Lawsuit with Former Employees

Posted on: January 29th, 2019 at 5:02 am by

It looks like Russ & Daughters was the recent target of a class action lawsuit and subsequent settlement.

A tipster, whose former roommate previously worked for the 105-year-old Lower East Side appetizing company, sent a copy of the document. The notice summarizes the allegations of a onetime Russ & Daughters employee who worked at the Jewish Museum outpost on the Upper East Side. Namely that the business failed to “pay the proper minimum wages and overtime due to a policy of time-shaving, and failed to meet the New York Labor Law requirements on wage statements and notices.”

The complaint names Fourth on Fifth LLC, Niki Russ Federman, and Joshua Russ Tupper as defendants in the case.

The mailer further states that the class includes those who worked for any of the three Russ & Daughters establishments between September 14, 2011 and July 20, 2018. Pool of available settlement money to split is $250,000.

See below:

Recent Stories

A Hate Crime in Chinatown Sows Division in Response [OP-ED]

The random attack on a 55-year-old woman in the heart of Chinatown shattered the relative sense of security in the neighborhood. Following this sucker-punch incident in front of 65 Bayard Street, activists demanded reaction from lame-duck de Blasio or any of the mayor hopefuls. It was the opposite – a real shitshow typical of Chinatown […]

Post-Pandemic Hell Square Rings True at Hair of the Dog

Hell Square is back to its normal self, reviving the weekend chaos after a marginal break during pandemic times. Residents note that this past Saturday night was particularly hellish, and headquartered outside Hair of the Dog on Orchard Street. There, in the middle of the street, someone installed a powerful three-foot-high portable speaker and proceeded […]

City to Preserve East River Park Amphitheater and Allow LES Ecology Center Composting to Remain

With the massive East Side Coastal Resiliency Project underway, the city last week announced additional funding to preserve the East River Park amphitheater, and allow the Lower East Side Ecology Center to keep its compost footprint inside the park. City officials announced the cash infusion to save the eroded bandshell – erected in 1941 – […]

Wesley Williams, the First Black Firefighter in NYC, Chatting with Great Grandson [INTERVIEW]

Now more than ever, the story of Wesley Williams must be told. As the first African American firefighter to join the Fire Department, Williams defied the odds again and became Chief in 1919. His detail was Engine 55, which is still active at 363 Broome Street in Little Italy (where Steve Buscemi volunteered). He later […]

Pandemic Shift: Tom and Jerry’s

On March 16, 2020, New York City bars were ordered shut by the governor. While some waited for reopening, many wondered if that would happen. In “Pandemic Shift,” co-creators Andrew Hunter and Aaron Fischer captured the moments and moods of service workers in front of their closed establishments. Here is Kris, bartender at Tom & […]