Unpaid Wages & Overtime
Minimum Wage Laws
Employers are required to pay employees based on the minimum wage. Some states and cities, such as New York, have set a minimum wage that is higher than the wage required by the federal government. Paying employees below the minimum wage is a crime.
We represent clients in wage and hour disputes including:
- Being paid less than the hourly minimum wage
- Unpaid or withheld wages
- Illegal deductions
- Not being paid for the hours worked or not being paid overtime wages
Do not let fear stop you from fighting for the pay you deserve. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of labor law, including federal, state, and local laws.
Representation for Wage Disputes
Our New York City wage and hour dispute lawyers are never intimidated to go up against any opponent, from owners of restaurants to celebrities, designers and other notable employers. Every employer needs to be held accountable for failure to pay fair wages or overtime to their hard-working employees.
You work hard and deserve fair compensation for your labor. Unfortunately, employers do not always pay their employees what they deserve. Our unpaid wages and overtime lawyers in New York City fight for the pay our clients have earned. If you are not being paid for your work or believe you should be getting overtime pay, you may have a case against your employer.
Get Paid for Your Work
State and federal laws set minimum wages and rules about overtime pay that employers must follow. When you are paid less than the state and federal minimum wage, or if you are not being paid for the hours you worked, you may be entitled to compensation. Our New York City labor law attorneys represent clients across many industries, including cases involving celebrities and other well-known employers.
You may have a case if your employer:
- Pays you less than state or federal minimum wage
- Fails to pay you for the hours worked
- Neglects to pay overtime wages for hours above the designated state maximum
If you think you might have a case, our New York unpaid wages and overtime attorneys will walk you through the process and answer your questions.
Overtime Rules When You Are Paid a Salary
Salaried employees often assume they are ineligible for overtime pay. However, this is not always the case. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) defines the jobs that are exempt from overtime wages. Some salaried employees are misclassified as exempt and actually should be receiving overtime pay. If you work more than 40 hours a week, you may be eligible for overtime wages despite what your employer tells you.
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