Pro Bono Team Wins $4.6 Million For Aggrieved Food Deliverymen

, New York Law Journal

Thirty-six bicycle deliverymen will soon split a $4.6 million bounty won on their behalf in litigation against a restaurant that cheated them out of fair wages, assessed illegal "fines" for "perceived infractions" of work rules and then fired them when the owners sensed they might be sued. Lawyers for the Chinese immigrants say the decision could provide precedential value to others on issues of suspending statute of limitations under provisions of the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act and liquidated damages under state and federal statutes.

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