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Christopher Marlborough

Christopher Marlborough

Wage Theft Class Action Attorneys in NY and NJ | The Marlborough Law Firm
  • Consumer Law, Employment Law
  • California, Florida, New Jersey, New York
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Christopher Marlborough is the founder of the Marlborough Law Firm. He is passionate about representing workers on wage theft issues.
Chris earned an undergraduate graduate degree from State University of New York at Purchase from which he graduated magna cum laude. He earned a juris doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School, from which he also graduated magna cum laude.
Chris has been practicing in litigation since 2004 and has concentrated his practice on complex class and collective action cases since 2007. In both 2013 and 2014, Chris was selected by his peers and experts in the field as one of SuperLawyers Magazine's Rising Stars in the New York Metropolitan area. From 2015 through 2022, he was selected to the SuperLawyers list for more experienced attorneys.
Chris is a former chair and a former Vice Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association Labor and Employment Committee.
Before founding the firm, Chris worked on a number of high-profile consumer fraud and wage theft cases. He was a member of the trial team that secured two jury verdicts for $37 and $50 million on behalf of a class of 150,000 Avacor users. Chris' experience in wage theft cases includes an action against Ruby Tuesday, Inc., where the court issued an order requiring that notice of the case be sent to more than 82,000 of the company's current and former bartenders, servers and food runners.
Since he founded the firm in 2013 Chris has served as Lead or Co-Lead Counsel in a number of certified class action cases. In 2020, Chris obtained court approval of a $7,140,000 settlement against the Call-A-Head port-a-potty company on behalf of its portable toilet service technicians. That same year, he obtained court approval of an $11,000,000 settlement on behalf of workers at a chain of discount stores in New York.

Brooklyn Law School
J.D. (2003) | Law
Honors: Sparer Public Interest Fellow Judge Moses M. Weinstein Scholar
Activities: Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition, Writing Team Journal of Law and Policy, Senior Associate Editor
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State University of New York - College at Purchase
B.S. (1991) | Psychology
Honors: Graduated magna cum laude President's Merit Scholar Dean's List
Activities: Crisis Intervention Hotline
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Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
The Marlborough Law Firm, P.C.
- Current
Associate Attorney
Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP
Litigation Associate
McCoyd, Parkas and Ronan
Articles & Publications
Casting a Wide Net in Wage and Hour Lawsuits
Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Lawyer
Evolution, Child Abuse and the Constitution
Brooklyn Law School, Journal of Law and Policy
Speaking Engagements
Comparing New York and Federal Wage Theft Laws: Distinctions that Make a Difference, Nassau County Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
Wage and Hour Class Action Law, Nassau County Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
Point/Counterpoint- Employment Law Edition, Nassau County Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
Basics of Wage and Hour Law, Bridge the Gap, Nassau County Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
Workplace Retaliation Under the FLSA and Other Statutes, Nassau County Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
Employment Law Essentials, Nassau County Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
Who's the Boss? Joint Employer Status in Wage and Hour Litigation, Nassau County Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
Selected for Superlawyers list each year from 2015 - 2024
Award of Distinguished Professional Achievement
Nassau County Bar Association - Labor and Employment Committee
Rising Stars
Selected Rising Stars NY Metropolitan area 2013 and 2014.
Professional Associations
Nassau Employment Lawyers Association, New York Chapter
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National Lawyers Guild
Legal Observer
- Current
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Nassau County Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Labor and Employment Committee- Chair 2016-2018 Labor and Employment Committee- Vice Chair 2014-2016
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 298219
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The Florida Bar
ID Number: 894621
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New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 4208963
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Consumer Law
Class Action
Employment Law
Overtime & Unpaid Wages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. If an administrator tells you that you have no business teaching children of another race and have been denied promotion
A: The situation you describe sounds like a potential race discrimination case. If you are denied a promotion, or otherwise treated differently than other employees based on your race, you may have a claim under federal state and/or New York City law. You should talk to an employment discrimination attorney in your area.
Q. I work at metro by T-Mobile and someone broke the store windows and my boss is blaming me and making me pay for them.
A: The short answer is no, the employer cannot require you to pay the damage. In New York, there is a short list of deductions an employer may take from a worker's salary, like wage overpayment, taxes, etc. Needless to say, the list does not include property damage caused by your stalker. The law that protects you is New York Labor Law, Section 193.

I am sorry to hear about this. It sounds like you were victimized in this situation twice. First by your stalker and then by your employer. Best of luck to you.
Q. In New York State can an employer disclose your salary to potential buyers of company before sale finalized?
A: Yes. The amount of your salary is not confidential. This information is commonly disclosed in connection with the sale of a business. When a business is up for sale, the buyer will want to know the financial condition of the business it is buying, including revenues and expenses. Due diligence is the process a buyer will undertake to investigate the seller's legal and financial position before purchasing the buyer's business.
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The Marlborough Law Firm, P.C.
New York Office
375 Sunrise Hwy
Lynbrook, NY 11563
Telephone: (212) 991-8960
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed