Updates on Our Cases

Updates on Our Cases

Below represents a small number of the types of cases Martin & Martin is currently handling. Additionally, Martin & Martin is investigating the pay practice and failure to pay overtime for a number of different industries, including:

  • Service Technicians
  • Computer, Equipment Technicians
  • Medical Equipment Technicians

For more information, please contact us today.

Case Information:

Brent Smith and Brent Jenkins on behalf of themselves and all other similarly situated current and former employees v. Chepes Mexican Grill, LLC (Tip Pool Allegations)

TitleMax of Georgia, Inc. (sexual harassment, retaliation, overtime)

Palm Beach Tan, Inc. (pregnancy discrimination, FMLA retaliation, interference)


Brent Smith and Brent Jenkins on behalf of themselves and all other similarly situated current and former employees v. Chepes Mexican Grill, LLC (Tip pool violations)

Click here to see a copy of the Chepe’s Complaint.

In February 2012, the class and collective action attorneys at Martin & Martin, LLP filed a “tip pool” lawsuit on behalf of their clients Brent Smith and Brent Jenkins and all other similarly situated current and former servers of Chepe’s alleging pay violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The Complaint alleges that Chepe’s made its servers contribute 3% of their sales to a tip pool and that Chepe’s illegally retained this money.

The Complaint asserts that because Chepe’s violated the tip pool regulations, it was not permitted to take the wage deduction against its servers. In other words, if Martin & Martin is successful in this case, our clients will be entitled to the difference between minimum wage ($7.25) and what they were paid ($2.13) per hour for all hours worked over the last three years. Martin & Martin also seek “liquidated damages” for our clients which are also called “double damages” because they double the amount owed to our clients. The case is still at the beginning stages of discovery.

The Complaint was filed on behalf of all other servers employed at any of the Chepe’s restaurants at any time over the last three years. In order to join the case, individuals should contact lead attorney Kimberly N. Martin at kmartin@martinandmartinlaw.com to obtain the proper paperwork to join the case.


TitleMax of Georgia, Inc. (sexual harassment, retaliation, overtime)

On October 11, 2011, the employment law attorneys at Martin & Martin filed their Second Amended Complaint on behalf of their client against TitleMax. The Complaint alleges that when Martin & Martin’s client complained about sexual harassment in the workplace, TitleMax promptly terminated our client. Martin & Martin filed the Complaint for sexual harassment and retaliation for terminating an employee who complains of sexual harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Additionally, the Complaint alleges that TitleMax managers were permitted to enter the clock in/clock out system “Kronos” to delete time worked by our client in violation of the FLSA.

If you have any questions about TitleMax’s employment practices, please contact us.


Palm Beach Tan, Inc. (pregnancy discrimination, FMLA retaliation and interference)

In April, 2012, the employment law attorneys at Martin & Martin filed an Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) retaliation/inference lawsuit against Palm Beach Tan, Inc. as well as an EEOC Charge of Discrimination alleging pregnancy discrimination on behalf of our client. The lawsuit alleges that our client was terminated when she notified Palm Beach Tan that she was pregnant and needed intermittent leave due to her pregnancy. The EEOC Charge alleges that Palm Beach Tan terminated our client because she notified them that she was pregnant.

If you have any questions about Palm Beach Tan’s employment practices, please contact us.


OTHER CASES

Martin & Martin, LLP is currently investigating several overtime matters. If you think you might be owed overtime, please contact us today.

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