Bio

Zachary J. Liszka is an employee rights lawyer living in Brooklyn, New York.

He is a white-passing Alaska Native (Unangax̂) enrolled with the federally recognized Ninilchik Village Tribe.

He has endured hemiparesis since childhood and has faced employment discrimination on that basis (see charge of discrimination and finding of facts).

He has also endured working at McDonald’s, Wendy’s, as a bagger at a supermarket, as a dish washer, as a day laborer, as a bartender, as a line cook, a telephonic credit union teller, and as a high school teaching assistant.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Alaska and a Juris Doctorate with a concentration in Litigation from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City.

He is an active member of a small group of employee-focused lawyers called NELA-NY where he served as an editor of the New York Employee Advocate.

In 2011, he served as an NLG Legal Observer at the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park.

PHOTO BY DAVID MINDEL

Notable Cases

MONTALVO v. FLYWHEEL SPORTS, INC. (read complaint)(court filings)

Mr. Liszka filed a class action against nationwide indoor cycling chain on behalf of more than 600 class instructors who accused the chain of failing to pay their proper wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law.
JUMPING EAGLE v. TRUMP (read complaint)(court filings)
Mr. Liszka, along with co-counsel, filed an action to intervene on behalf of indigenious water protectors at Standing Rock who accused Donald Trump, in his individual capacity, of unconstitutionally aiding the development of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Mr. Liszka participated in the representation of journalist Chris Hedges, Noam Chomsky, and Daniel Ellsberg, among others who sought to enjoin the executive branch from enforcing its ability to detain and convict them without due process.

BENZINGER v. NYSARC, INC. NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER (read complaint)(court filings)
Mr. Liszka filed first-of-its-kind claims of “hostile treatment” public accommodation discrimination against CBRE, the largest real estate management company in the world and a non-profit, whose agent was alleged to have repeatedly uttered racial slurs at a customer on multiple occasions and then allegedly conspired to cover it up under 42 USC 1981, 42 USC 1985, and the New York City Human Rights Law.
OMAROVA v. SIMMMONS PROVISIONS OF NY, LLC (read complaint)(court filings)

Mr. Liszka filed claims against local restaurant alleged to have stiffed its immigrant worker out of wages. Meanwhile, the restaurant was gaining publicity for printing on their customer receipts “Immigrants Make America Great (they also cooked your food and served you today).”

VAZQUEZ v. ACORN STAIRLIFTS, INC. (read complaint)(court filings)

Mr. Liszka filed a class action against one of the largest stairlift sellers in the world whose policies were alleged to have disproportionately affected disabled employees in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the New York City Human Rights Law.

CORRADO v. CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD, INC. (read complaint)(court filings)
Mr. Liszka filed claims against international real estate company alleged to have “mistakenly” failed to pay overtime to employee for several years and then allegedly fired employee right after she complained about it, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the New York Labor Law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and the New York City Human Rights Law.

AHAMED v. 563 MANHATTAN INC. (read complaint)(court filings)

Mr. Liszka filed claims against owner of local chain of coffeeshops alleged to have repeatedly harassed a barista in an unwanted sex-based manner under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York City Human Rights Law.

ISK BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY LLC v. MIZUHO SECURITIES USA LLC (read complaint)(court filings)

Mr. Liszka filed first-of-its-kind New York City Freelance Isn’t Free Act claims against an international banking conglomorate and an apparently unlicensed local employment agency alleged to have conspired to stiff a freelancr and then alleged to have threatened a lawsuit against the freelancer in retaliation for reporting their non-payment to the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs.

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Bio

Photo of Zachary J. Liszka

PHOTO BY DAVID MINDEL

Zachary J. Liszka is an employee rights lawyer in Brooklyn, New York. He is a white-passing Alaska Native (Unangax̂) enrolled with the federally recognized Ninilchik Village Tribe.

He has endured hemiparesis since childhood and has faced employment discrimination on that basis (see charge of discrimination and finding of facts).

He has also endured working at McDonald’s, Wendy’s, as a bagger at a supermarket, as a dish washer, as a day laborer, as a bartender, as a line cook, a telephonic credit union teller, and as a high school teaching assistant.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Alaska and a Juris Doctorate with a concentration in Litigation from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City.

He is an active member of a small group of employee-focused lawyers called NELA-NY where he served as an editor of the New York Employee Advocate.

In 2011, he served as an NLG Legal Observer at the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park.

Notable Cases

MONTALVO v. FLYWHEEL SPORTS, INC. (read complaint)(court filings)

Mr. Liszka filed a class action against a nationwide indoor cycling chain on behalf of more than 600 class instructors who accused the chain of failing to pay their proper wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law.

JUMPING EAGLE v. TRUMP (read complaint)(court filings)

Mr. Liszka, along with co-counsel, filed an action to intervene on behalf of indigenious water protectors at Standing Rock who accused Donald Trump, in his individual capacity, of unconstitutionally aiding the development of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

HEDGES v. OBAMA  (lower court order)(order on appeal)

Mr. Liszka participated in the representation of journalist Chris Hedges, Noam Chomsky, and Daniel Ellsberg, among others who sought to enjoin the executive branch from enforcing its ability to detain and convict them without due process.

BENZINGER v. NYSARC, INC. NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER (read complaint)(court filings)
Mr. Liszka filed first-of-its-kind claims of “hostile treatment” public accommodation discrimination against CBRE, the largest real estate management company in the world and a non-profit, whose agent was alleged to have repeatedly uttered racial slurs at a customer on multiple occasions and then allegedly conspired to cover it up under 42 USC 1981, 42 USC 1985, and the New York City Human Rights Law.
OMAROVA v. SIMMMONS PROVISIONS OF NY, LLC (read complaint)(court filings)

Mr. Liszka filed charges against local restaurant alleged to have stiffed its immigrant worker out of wages. Meanwhile, the restaurant was gaining publicity for printing on their customer receipts “Immigrants Make America Great (they also cooked your food and served you today).”

VAZQUEZ v. ACORN STAIRLIFTS, INC. (read complaint)(court filings)

Mr. Liszka filed a class action against one of the largest stairlift sellers in the world whose alleged nationwide policies disproportionately affected disabled employees in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the New York City Human Rights Law.

AHAMED v. 563 MANHATTAN INC. (read complaint)(court filings)

Mr. Liszka filed claims against owner of local chain of coffeeshops alleged to have repeatedly harassed a barista in an unwanted sex-based manner under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York City Human Rights Law.

ISK BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY LLC v. MIZUHO SECURITIES USA LLC (read complaint)(court filings)

Mr. Liszka filed first-of-its-kind New York City Freelance Isn’t Free Act claims against an international banking conglomorate and an apparently unlicensed local employment agency alleged to have conspired to stiff a freelancr and then alleged to have threatened a lawsuit against the freelancer in retaliation for reporting their non-payment to the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs.
CORRADO v. CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD, INC. (read complaint)(court filings)
Mr. Liszka filed claims against international real estate company alleged to have “mistakenly” failed to pay overtime to employee for several years and then allegedly fired employee right after she complained about it, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the New York Labor Law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and the New York City Human Rights Law.

Want to learn more about our Services?

Or are you ready to Request a Consultation?

© 2020 ZACHARY J. LISZKA | 33 NASSAU AVENUE, FL 2, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK | 347-762-5131 | [email protected]

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