Beverage Plus employees were worked as many as twelve hours a day, deprived of overtime, and subjected to unlawful deductions from their pay. Individual workers will recover as much as $169,000 and the egregious nature of the company's conduct resulted in an award of punitive and compensatory damages for retaliation. The workers were represented by the law firm Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, P.C and Brandworkers, a non-profit organization advancing the rights of low-wage retail and food employees

Members Win Nearly $1 Million in Wage Theft Case

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 11:03am

New York, NY- A federal judge has awarded a group of immigrant workers over $950,000 in unpaid wages for work at a Queens-based beverage distributor. A group of Latino warehouse workers and truck drivers brought the class action lawsuit against Beverage Plus and its owners after years of disrespect and systematic violations of state and federal law, violations which the judge found were intentional. The workers are members of Focus on the Food Chain, a coalition promoting good jobs and a sustainable food system in New York City's growing food processing and distribution sector.

Collective Action Notice for Beverage-Plus Workers (Spanish)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 4:59pm

¿Ha estado empleado por una compañía conocida como Beverage Plus ubicada en 58-87 55th Street, Maspeth, New York 11378 como conductor (Driver) o ayudante (Helper) desde el primero de junio de 2004?

Si es así, usted puede ser elegible para unirse a un pleito para recuperar el pago de horas extras y salarios mínimos que no le pagó la compañía.

Brandworkers Focus on the Food Chain Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Beverage Distributor

Mon, 02/01/2010 - 11:01am

For Immediate Release:

Immigrant Workers Take a Stand for Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay

New York, NY- A non-profit workers' rights organization filed a class action lawsuit on Friday alleging that a Queens-based drink distributor, Beverage-Plus, is violating the rights of its immigrant workforce.

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