Moved to conditionally certify collective action under FLSA on behalf of cooks who alleged that they were not paid overtime at Chicagoland steakhouse chain. Plaintiffs received an early settlement of more than $200,000.
Brought suit on behalf of employee with bi-polar disorder under Family Medical Leave Act and American Disabilities Act. Plaintiff alleged that he was terminated after suffering episode and disclosing his medical condition. The parties reached an early settlement.
Certified class counsel in Rule 23 class action on behalf of back-of-house employees who were denied overtime wages by Chicago bar and restaurant under FLSA and IMWL. Named Plaintiffs, and other class members, received settlement of $169,000.