Fashion Week Workers – Unpaid Overtime Wages
Kessler Matura P.C. , has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of current and former New York Fashion Week workers employed by IMG Worldwide, IMG Models and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. IMG and William Morris manage the production of New York Fashion Week which is held in New York City in February and September of each year. Fashion Week consists of a series of events where internationally renowned fashion designers show their collections to buyers, the press and the public. The Fashion Week workers we represent were part of the House Crew. The House Crew is responsible for handling the logistics of New York Fashion Week, including, providing support to vendors and contractors, handling delivery, warehousing and disbursements of supplies, and setting up and breaking down furniture and barricades. The work of the House Crew is essential to making New York Fashion Week the premier event that it is. We allege that IMG and William Morris failed to pay overtime wages to members of the House Crew. On behalf of the House Crew, we are seeking back wages and liquidated damages under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York State Labor Law.