Petrillo & Goldberg Law Blog

Santander confronts allegations of unpaid overtime and sexual harassment in class action whistleblower lawsuit

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A prior Santander bank branch manager has filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that the bank refused to compensate its employees for working overtime. Plaintiff, Crystal Sanchez, filed a federal lawsuit in August in New Jersey’s U.S. District Court, claiming that she was persuaded to work more than 40 hours per week without compensation to make […]

Workers' Compensation

Workers’ compensation for worker who contracted Legionnaires’ Disease

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A Pennsylvania court ruled that a man who became disabled after developing Legionnaires’ Disease, is entitled to workers’ compensation and medical benefits. Shawn Gillen said he contracted Legionnaires’ Disease as a result of exposure to contaminated water while he was performing his job responsibilities at Nestle USA Inc. According to court records, Gillen was stationed […]

New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer

Settlement of labor law accusations against six South Jersey gas stations

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According to their U.S. Labor Department, the proprietors of six South Jersey gas stations will pay over $460,000 to employees who worked 70 hours per week for an amount below the minimum wage, and received no compensation for overtime. USA Gas station owners Prabhit Singh and Harbir Piar were alleged to have violated the department’s […]

Long wait for survivor benefits for the spouse of volunteer

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Following the death of Scott Danielson, a member of the Lakeland Ambulance Squad and Andover Borough Councilman, his wife was left with a number of financial setbacks. Although it has been a year and a half since her husband’s death, she has yet to receive survivor benefits from the state. Shortly after her husband’s death, […]

Settlement in retaliation suit grants city employee $75K

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A city worker who claimed he was demoted and terminated after filing two workers’ compensation claims for injuries sustained at work has settled his lawsuit against Galloway for $75,000. Frank Chamberlain stated he received negative reviews from his supervisors and many disciplinary notices after he filed the second workers’ compensation claim in 2011. The suit […]

Lawsuits instead of workers’ compensation

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Increasingly workers and their families are engaging in lawsuits regarding injuries in the workplace. This is especially the case where injured workers believe that actions on the part of the employer are willful violations of safety regulations in the workplace. In a legal agreement referred to as the Grand Bargain, employers promise to compensate workers […]

Ice cream worker suffers frostbite and amputations

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While working at an ice cream production facility, a man claims he experienced frostbite when he was handling frozen treats. The frostbite was so intense that he was required to have partial amputations of some of his fingers. Raheem Muhammed, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, worked at the Mister Cookie Face plant in Lakewood, New Jersey, […]

Carrier’s permission to file suit despite failure to furnish 10-day statutory notice

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The laws concerning workers’ compensation subrogation differ immensely among the states. Under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation subrogation, employers have a right of subrogation against the person or entity that injured their employee, and thereby recover workers’ compensation benefits previously paid to the employee. However, they are required to wait one year prior to filing a […]

A 4.4 million settlement between elevator worker and employer

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An elevator mechanic suffered injuries when protective flooring slipped while he was moving an elevator door. He and his employer reached a settlement in the amount of $3.8 million, and waived a workers’ compensation lien of $602,000. According to The Legal Intelligencer, in the case of Ulmer v. L.F. Driscoll, which was heard in the […]