If you haven’t received payment for wages or overtime, you should seek a qualified attorney as soon as possible. Attorneys represent the employees wronged because of employers that violated wage and hour laws. We have lawyers who understand this area of law exceptionally well, and in addition, we have also represented the companies who received an audit from the United States Department of Labor for hour and wage disputes. We represent the employers who face penalties because of non-payment for breaks, which is required by labor law and unpaid wages.
Some of the disputes that we have represented clients for include:
Let’s say the employer denies an employee who telecommutes to work overtime pay for what they did from home. We’d work hard to represent the employee in that case. In addition, we represent food service staff and bartenders who receive less than minimum wage for their work, and the employer withholds their tips. You can take legal action in these cases. The employees who don’t receive payment for working through their lunch break could also be ground for legal action. Finally, we represent cases where unequal pay took place between the people of different sexes and race.
We work in an environment that looks so different from what it did five decades ago. Technology has become the beating heart of the workplace today, and employees must remain available for calls from the boss at a moment’s notice. Some employees could have a claim for pay when they wait at the workplace, or they could have a claim for the work they did otherwise.
Unfortunately, the work world has plenty of employers who take full advantage of undocumented immigrants. Many times an employee fears to step forward over the work-related abuse because of how the employer threatened to report their citizenship status if they were to file wage complaints. As lawyers, however, we work in this business to tell you that undocumented immigrants have rights too, and unscrupulous employers don’t have the right to abuse them. In fact, based on employment laws, undocumented workers have the right to work free of retaliation from an employer. However, if you happen to work as an undocumented employee, we strongly advise you to call us so that we can acquaint you with your rights. You need someone with a strong understanding of how to navigate this minefield. We will confidentially discuss the basics of your case in regard to overtime and the rights you have. You have a right to protection, and your employer shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this.
Our lawyers have represented countless employees who had a legitimate claim against an employer. They looked at the overtime pay and the record keeping from FLSA. This law became effective July 24, 2009, and this was when minimum wage increased from $6.55 to $7.25 per hour. Meanwhile, overtime pay couldn’t be less than one-and-a-half times the rate of payment for work that was done over 40 hours for one week of work.
Based on the New York State Minimum Wage Act, New York increased its minimum wage up to $7.25 to adhere to federal laws. The only special rules that you will encounter are for the restaurant employees who can be paid at a more reduced minimum wage. These workers could receive anywhere from $4.60 to $4.65 an hour. In addition, the tip allowance has been increased up to $2.60 every hour. We have lawyers with experience in this field and work with the overtime laws and handling wages that were unpaid for a hotel worker or waitress. Food service workers refer to anyone who serves beverages and food to the goods, whether at a restaurant or at a hotel. This isn’t limited to the guests who receive tips.
One of the things that you can’t underestimate is the value of a good attorney to represent you in your case. When an employer has wronged you, especially if they happen to be a bigger company, you need qualified legal representation because the employer could already be preparing a case. Whenever you speak with the other party or agree to anything, you should first have your lawyer on hand because they can defend you in the court system. You don’t want to sign anything until after you have learned what it means on a legal level because you could be signing away your rights.
Todd is a miracle worker who will work tirelessly for you and your family. He is one of the few attorneys i've met - who I earnestly trust to protect me, and who I am happy to refer to our friends and fellow family members. The Spodek Law Group is someone you want on your side, because they will treat you just like family. Todd and his team are available 24/7, and they always answered our calls. Even when we were being irrational, and crazy - they were calm and super helpful. Just call Todd. He gives you a free consultation and is very understanding.- Donna & Robert
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