First National Bank LI FLSA Collective Action Lawsuit


Hussan Waraich v. First National Bank of Long Island
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Docket No.: 24-1269


Counsel: Matthew MillerJustin Swidler

On February 20, 2024, Mr. Hussan filed a federal lawsuit alleging that First National Bank LI failed to pay him and hundreds of other employees overtime wages as required under the Fair Labor Standards Act., the federal overtime law. Specifically, the Named Plaintiff alleges that First National Bank LI failed to pay hourly employees for performing opening procedures at the bank’s branches each morning, including but not limited to waiting for co-workers to arrive on the premises.

If you have worked for First National Bank LI as a Teller, Universal Banker, Assistant Branch Manager, or in any other hourly position and performed opening procedures at any time from 2021 through the present, you may be eligible to join the FLSA lawsuit. Please call one of our attorneys today for more information. The Court has not yet made any determinations regarding the merits of the case or whether the case will be certified as a collective action. However, the statute of limitations (i.e. the amount of time that may pass prior to you being unable to sue First National Bank LI because too much time has passed) will continue to run until you file a Consent Form (provided below) with the Court in this case or file your own case. Hence, if you wish to protect your rights pending the Court’s decision on certification, you can sign the Consent Form below, which will be filed with the Court.

Swartz Swidler, LLC has taken this case on a contingency fee. It may be entitled to receive attorney’s fees and costs from First National Bank LI should there be a recovery or judgment in favor of the Plaintiffs. If there is a recovery, Swartz Swidler, LLC will receive a part of any settlement obtained or money judgment entered in favor of all members of the class or their fees will be paid separately by Investors Bank. If there is no recovery or judgment in Plaintiffs’ favor, Swartz Swidler, LLC will not seek any attorney’s fees or costs from any of the Plaintiffs.