Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP

Founded in 2008 and based in New York City, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP, has recovered tens of millions of dollars for their employment law clients throughout the state of New York. Our attorneys only represent employees in large wage and hour claims involving unpaid overtime, unpaid minimum wage and other violations such as the failure to timely pay commissions. They also assist clients in their claims involving employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and retaliation.

Several attorneys at the firm have garnered the recognition of their peers in the legal community. Co-founder Joseph Fitapelli is nationally recognized for his work advocating for employees in their class action claims for wage and hour violations. He has been named to the Super Lawyers list each year from 2012 to 2017 and was a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2011. Co-founder Brian S. Schaffer's work has also been repeatedly recognized, and he was named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star each year from 2011 to 2015 and to the Super Lawyers list in 2016 and 2017. Some of the firm's associates have been named as Super Lawyers Rising Stars as well. Our attorneys are admitted to practice before all New York state courts and before several federal district and appellate courts.

The firm's attorneys have represented employees in cases against some of the largest companies in the country, including Target Corporation, Bank of America, KPMG and HSBC Bank. Some representative matters include a $15.6 million award on behalf of personal bankers at a well-known financial institution, $4.2 million on behalf of exotic dancers who were working at New York City gentlemen's clubs, and nearly $3 million on behalf of tipped restaurant workers. We are conveniently located in the city's downtown financial district near the New York Stock Exchange.

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