UPDATE: CLASS ACTION AGAINST MIAMI AD AGENCY’S SUDDEN LAYOFFS DEEPENS

As posted in December 2015, PBY&A litigators, Brian Chaiken and Porpoise Evans have been representing Jorge Espinosa in a class-action suit brought against Commonground/MGS, an advertising agency with locations across the country, including Miami.

At the time, the suit alleges that the company shuttered their Miami office without giving enough advance notice to its employees, a violation of Federal labor laws. Specifically, on December 11, 2015, PBY&A filed suit against PCH Communications, LLC d/b/a Commonground/MGS Partners (“Commonground”) to recover 60 days’ wages and benefits for former employees of Commonground under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (the WARN Act). The former employees contend Commonground ordered mass layoffs or plant closings on or about December 5, 2015 without providing the employees with advance notice as required by federal law. The case is currently pending in the U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida.

Since that time, PBY&A has amended the complaint to include PCH Holdings Group, LLC d/b/a Panton Equity and several individual defendants, also liable for repayment of lost wages and benefits, in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

If you believe you may be a party to this expanded class and have worked for Commonground/MGS Partners or any affiliate of PCH Holdings; PCH Communications; or Panton Equity, please contact PBY&A at (305) 377-0086 and ask for Brian Chaiken; or email him at bchaiken@pbyalaw.com