“The claims regarding sweatshop conditions are completely untrue,” said an Alexander Wang spokesman. “In reality, this case was filed by an individual who was let go by the company as a result of serious harassment issues. We stand by our decision to promote a safe workplace environment for all employees regardless of false claims that may be waged against us in retaliation.”
Plaintiffs’ attorney C.K. Lee of the law firm Kraselnik & Lee declined to comment Monday. Lu claims he was fired after applying for worker’s compensation for injuries sustained on the job.
The lawsuit, which was transferred to New York Federal Court on Friday from Queens County Supreme Court, alleged that Wang violated the Fair Labor Standards Act as well as New York State labor laws covering overtime compensation and minimum wage.
The suit also includes Flo Durante, another Wang employee, who was let go after complaining of poor working conditions and long hours.
Like the suit filed in state court, Friday’s complaint alleges that employees were made to work more than 15 hours a day without breaks.
As is the common practice, the federal suit does not specify a dollar figure for damages. The initial complaint demanded a judgment of $450 million.
In addition, the plaintiffs asked Federal Judge Harold Baer to give the suit class-action status.
Lawyers for Alexander Wang will have 20 days to reply to the complaint.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive