What is this lawsuit about?
On April 6, 2023, a lawsuit was filed against Defendant in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County, on behalf of Named Plaintiff Bilal A. Muhammad and the Class Members. The lawsuit asserts two causes of action. First, it asserts Defendant failed to pay its golf caddies the minimum wage for hours they worked up to 40 in a week. Second, it asserts that Defendant failed to pay them overtime premiums for hours they worked over 40 in a week. In fact, the lawsuit claims that Defendant did not pay its gold caddies at all, and instead, they were paid only by Defendant’s customers in bag fees and tips.
The lawsuit is captioned Bilal A. Muhammad v. The Hackensack Golf Club, Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County, Law Division, Docket No.: ESX-L-002293-23.
What are we asking for?
Plaintiff is seeking under the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law to recover from Defendant all wages and penalties permitted under the law since April 6, 2017. Plaintiff is also seeking to recover costs and attorneys’ fees. Plaintiff is not seeking liquidated damages in this class action.
Who does the case involve?
The lawsuit was brought as potential class action for all individuals who have worked for Defendant as a golf caddy at any time from April 6, 2017 to the present.
Status of the case:
- April 6, 2023: Plaintiff filed the lawsuit.
- Plaintiff submitted a motion for class certification, seeking, among other things, to be permitted to join additional plaintiffs to the case.
- Discovery is ongoing.
- The Court has not yet decided who is right.
Who are the attorneys representing the Plaintiff and potential class members?
Douglas B. Lipsky, Esq.
Lexington Avenue, Suite 1830
New York, New York 10170-1830