Solis v. Jovon Pizza, Inc. et al

Filing 4

CONSENT JUDGMENT in favor of Hilda L. Solis against Jovon Pizza, Inc., Joanne D'Angio, Luca D'Angio. The Clerk of the Court is directed to close this case. See attached judgment for further details. Ordered by Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein on 10/24/2012. (Florio, Lisa)

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- Case 2:12-cv-05220-SJF-ARL Document 3 Filed 10/23/12 Page 1 of 9 PageiD #: 11 UNITED STATES DIS1RICTCOURTFOR THE EASTERN DIS1RICT OF NEW YORK Civil Action File HILDA SOLIS, Secretary ofLabor, United States Department of Labor, No. ll-GV-.5J..:2-.o Plaintiff, CONSENT JUDGMENT v. JOVON PIZZA, INC., a Corporation d.b.a. PIZZA BISTRO and LUCA D' ANGlO Individually and as President and JOANNE D' ANGlO Individually and as Vice President Defendants : IN cL~I~F~~{( L) lJ S DISTRICT COURT E D N y ·* OCT 2 4 2012 * LONG ISLAND OFFICE Plaintiff, the Secretary of Labor, has filed her Complaint and defendants JOVON PIZZA, INC. d. b. a. PIZZA BISTRO, LUCA D' ANGlO, individually and as President, appeared by Counsel; defendant JOANNE D' ANGlO, individually and as Vice President, appeared Pro Se. All defendants waive their answer, and agree to the entry of this judgment without contest. By executing this Consent Judgment, defendants waive formal service of process of the summons and complaint in this matter. Defendants JOVON PIZZA, INC. d.b.a PIZZA BISTRO, LUCA D' ANGlO, individually and as President, and JOANNE D' ANGlO, individually and as Vice President, acknowledge their responsibilities pursuant to this agreement, and acknowledge that they will be subject to sanctions in contempt of this court if they fail to comply with the provisions of this Case 2:12-cv-05220-SJF-ARL Document 3 Filed 10/23/12 Page 2 of 9 PageiD #: 12 Judgment. It is, therefore, upon motion of the attorneys for plaintiff and for cause shown ORDERED that: I. Defendants, their officers, employees, agents, and all persons acting or claiming to act in the defendants' behalf and interest be, and they hereby are, permanently enjoined and restrained from violating the provisions of sections 6, 7, ll(c), 15(a)(2), and 15(a)(5) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, (29 U.S.C. Section 201 et seq.), (the Act), in any of the following manners: (1) Defendants shall not, contrary to Section 6 of the Act, pay to any of their employees who in any workweek are engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce, or employed in an enterprise engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce, within the mea.ning of the Act, wages at rates less than those which are now, or which in the future may become, applicable under Section 6 of the Act. (2) Defendants shall pay employees at time and one-half their regular hourly rates for all hours worked over 40 per week, and shall not, contrary to Section 7 of the Act, employ any of their employees in any workweek for workweeks longer than the hours now, or which in the future become, applicable under Sections 7 and 15(a)(2) of the Act, unless the employee receives compensation in compliance with the Act. (3) Defendants shall make, keep, and preserve adequate records of their employees and of the wages, hours, and other conditions and practices of employment maintained by them as prescribed by the Regulations issued pursuant to Section ll(c) of the Act and found at 29 CFR Part 516. II. Defendants JOVON PIZZA, INC. d.b.a. PIZZA BISTRO, LUCA D' ANGlO, individually and as President, and JOANNE D' ANGlO, individually and 2 ~ Vice President, are Case 2:12-cv-05220-SJF-ARL Document 3 Filed 10/23/12 Page 3 of 9 PageiD #: 13 enjoined and restrained from withholding the payment of a total of $56,326.00 ($38,735.28 in minimum wage and overtime compensation, and plus $17,590.72 in liquidated damages) due certain employees set forth in Exhibit A. Payment of this amount will be made in the total amount by December 1, 2012. The payment shall be by cashier or certified check made payable to "Wage and Hour Division- Labor" with "Case No. 1639974" written on the face of the check. The check shall be sent to: U.S. Department of Labor/Wage & Hour Division The Curtis Center, Suite 850, West 170 S. Independence Mall West Philadelphia, PA 19106-3317 III. On or before December 1, 2012, defendants shall send a copy of each of the check to: U.S. Department of Labor/Wage & Hour Division 1400 Old Country Road, Suite 410 Westbury, New York 11590-5119 Attn: Richard Mormile, Assistant Dire.ctor IV. Neither defendants nor anyone acting on their behalf shall directly or indirectly solicit or accept the return or refusal of any sums paid as back wages under this Judgment. V. The plaintiff shall deliver the proceeds of the check less any legal deductions to the employees named on Exhibit A. Any sums not distributed to the employees or to their personal representatives, because of inability to locate the proper persons or because of such persons' refusal to accept such sums, shall be deposited with the Clerk of this Court who shall forthwith deposit such money with the Treasurer of the United States pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §2041 and §2042. 3 Case 2:12-cv-05220-SJF-ARL Document 3 Filed 10/23/12 Page 4 of 9 PageiD #: 14 .Vl. Defendants shall provide to plaintiff the social security numbers and last known addresses of the defendants' employees and former employees to be paid under this judgment. VII. Defendants shall pay FLSA civil money penalties in the amount of $2,772.00 in civil money penalties no later than December 1, 2012. Payment shall be made by separate cashier or certified check[s] made payable to "Wage and Hour Division- Labor" with "Civil Money Penalty- FLSA Case No. 1639974" written on the face of the check for $2,772.00. Payment of this amount will be made on or before December 1, 2012. The certified check shall be sent to: U.S. Department of Labor/Wage Hour Division The Curtis Center, Suite 850 West 170 S. Independence Mall West Philadelphia, PA 19106-3317 On or before December 1, 2012, Defendants copy shall be sent to Richard Mormile, Assistant Director as set forth in paragraph ill above. VIII. Defendants shall pay Child Labor civil money penalties in the amount of$3,402.00 in child labor civil money penalties no later than Decemb!lr 1, 2012. Payment shall be made by separate cashier or certified check made payable to "Wage and Hour Division - Labor" with "Civil Money Penalty- Child Labor Case No. 1639974" written on the face of the check for $3,402.00. Payment of this amount will be made on or before December 1, 2012. The certified check[s] shall be sent to: U.S. Department of Labor/Wage Hour Division The Curtis Center, Suite 850 West 170 S. Independence Mall West Philadelphia, PA 19106-3317 4 Case 2:12-cv-05220-SJF-ARL Document 3 Filed 10/23/12 Page 5 of 9 PageiD #: 15 On or before December 1, 2012, Defendants copy shall be sent to Richard Mormile, Assistant Director as set forth in paragraph III above. IX. Defendants shall place FLSA posters in English and in any other language spoken by the employees. These posters will be provided by the Wage and Hour Division as available. Defendants shall display the posters where employees may view them. X. Defendants shall orally inform all their employees in English and in any other language spoken by the employees of the their rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the terms of this Judgment, including the payment of minimum wages and overtime and the rights of employees to engage in activity protected by the Act without fear of retaliation. The defendants shall so inform their employees within thirty (30) days of the entry of Judgment on a workday. XI. Neither the commencement of this action nor the provisions of this Consent Judgment shall in any way affect, determine, or prejudice any and all legal rights of any employees of defendant not listed in Exhibit A of this Judgment, be they current or former employees, to file any action against defendant under section 16(b) of the Act or likewise for any current or former employee listed on Exhibit A of this Judgment to file any action against defendant under section 16(b) of the Act for any violations alleged to have occurred after January 13, 2012. XII. Each party will bear its own fees and other expenses incurred by such party in connection with any stage of this proceeding. 5 Case 2:12-cv-05220-SJF-ARL Document 3 Filed 10/23/12 Page 6 of 9 PageiD #: 16 SO ORDERED: tluk of' G~,r.~ 1},~ <~>(ed£;; /t1- DATED: [0 /:2'-1. Central Islip, NY s/ Sandra J. Feuerstein UNITED STATEsogiSTRICT WDGE Defendants JOVON PIZZA, INC. and LUCA D'ANGIO have appeared by counsel and Consent to the entry of this Judgment. JOVON PIZZA, INC. d.b.a. PIZZA BISTRO Defendant JOANNE D' ANGlO appeared ProSe and Consents to the entry of this Judgment. Attorney for Defendants JOVON PIZZA, INC. and LUCA D' ANGlO 6

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