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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
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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
13 Questions Answered
Q. Are employers required to have an appeals process in place for disciplinary actions taken towards an employee?
A: The short answer is no. There is no law in NY that requires an employer to have an internal appeals process for disciplinary actions. Employers should establish personnel policies and practices that cover key areas of hiring, employment, discipline and termination, but it is not required.
Q. I am a service technician I work 730 am to 430 pm when I work on a vehicle I get paid. If cleaning shop or helping
A: Ilion,

Before answering your question definitively, you would need to provide more information. You should talk to a plaintiffs' employment lawyer. Many attorneys provide free consultations concerning wage issues.

Generally, if you are a non-exempt employee (which is probably the case for most service technicians) you are entitled to be paid for all hours that you are required to work or that management knows you are working.
Q. What are my options if my employer switched me from a payroll employee to a 1099 but I still do the same work
A: Employers often misclassify workers as independent contractors in order to avoid compliance with labor laws, including minimum wage, and overtime laws. It is much cheaper for employers to classify their employees as independent contractors. When your employer changes your status from employee to independent contractor, that can be a red flag suggesting that you are being misclassified.

Whether a worker is misclassified as an independent contractor can be a complicated question. It depends on the worker's job responsibilities and independence in performing their work. An employment lawyer could be able to tell you if there you are likely being misclassified. Many employment lawyers offer free consultations on independent contractor misclassification issues. ... Read More
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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
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed