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Christopher Marlborough

Christopher Marlborough

The Marlborough Law Firm, P.C.
  • 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.

Practice Areas
    Consumer Law
    Class Action
    Employment Law
    Overtime & Unpaid Wages
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
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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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
The Marlborough Law Firm, P.C.
- Current
Associate Attorney
Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP
Litigation Associate
McCoyd, Parkas and Ronan
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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Selected for Superlawyrs list each year from 2015 - 2022
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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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
Websites & Blogs
Christopher Marlborough's Website Profile
The Marlborough Law Firm, P.C. Website
Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered
Q. Can an employer sue me for quitting without notice while not having a written employment contract?
A: Generally, no. Employees in New York State are presumed to be “at-will,” meaning that the employment relationship can be terminated at any time for any reason, by either the employee or the employer, unless there is a law or contractual agreement to the contrary.
Q. I started a job and quit after two shifts do they still have to pay me? the didn't send me paperwork until last night
A: You are entitled to be paid for all hours that you worked, even if you had not completed your paperwork when you performed the work.
Q. If I only work 6 hours a day why do I have to work 6.5 for a break?
A: New York law requires employers to provide most employees a thirty-minute meal break when working more than six hours a day. See Since you state that you are working no more than six hours a day (and if you are not occasionally working over six hours a day), the employer may not be required to provide you with a thirty-minute break. However, the employer is permitted to determine your schedule. The employer might have another reason why it requires the break. You might consider pointing out to your employer that they are not required by law to give you the break when working 6 hours or less and ask if they will accommodate your request to work without a meal break. Best of luck to you.
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Contact & Map
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