Ayala et al v. Your Favorite Auto Repair & Diagnostic Center, Inc. et al
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS of Magistrate Judge James Orenstein in its entirety as the opinion of the court pursuant to 28:636(b)(1).( Ordered by Judge Allyne R. Ross on 1/4/2017) *Forwarded for jgm. (Guzzi, Roseann)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
NELDA AY ALA, MOHAMMED ELISSAOUI,EBER VEGA,
NOT FOR ELECTRONIC
and CARLOS GARCIA
OR PRINT PUBLICATION
-againstYOUR FAVORITE AUTO REPAIR & DIAGNOSTIC
CENTER,INC., AUTO MAINTENANCE SALES &
SERVICE CAR WASHING & DETAILING, INC., and
ANTHONY BOUMOUSSA,as an individual,
ROSS, United States District Judge:
Plaintiffs brought this action pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act("FLSA"),29 U.S.C.
§§ 201 -19, and New York Labor Law("NYLL"),§§ 190-99 & 650-65. Plaintiffs sought to recover
overtime and spread of hours wages allegedly due to them, as well as liquidated damages,
prejudgment interest, and statutory penalties for wage notice and statement violations. See
Amended Complaint, EOF No. 41.1 held a two-day bench trial on September 12 and 13, 2016 to
determine whether plaintiffs are entitled to back wages and other damages pursuant to their claims.
See ECF Nos. 78, 79. On September 16, 2016, 1 issued an opinion holding that plaintiffs have
proven, by a preponderance of the evidence, that defendants violated the FLSA's and NYLL's
overtime provisions and failed to provide wage notices and statements as required under the
NYLL. ECF No. 85. 1 awarded plaintiffs compensatory and liquidated damages, statutory
damages, and prejudgment interest, and directed the parties to file calculations of damages. Id. at
58. In lieu of filing damages calculations, the parties reached an agreement to settle the case. On
December 5, 2016, they submitted a joint request for approval of their settlement agreement. ECF
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