Wage & Overtime Dispute Attorney in New York
Dedicated Advocacy & Results-Driven Representation
Wage theft is a subtle way for employers to save money and avoid paying workers their fair share. If you believe that your employer has withheld wages or has failed to pay you for the hours you have worked, the law firm of Mark David Shirian P.C. can help you get the compensation that you are entitled to.
Our New York wage and overtime dispute lawyer represents clients affected by:
- Illegal deductions
- Denied vacation pay
- Unpaid or withheld wages
- No payment for working off-the-clock
- Failure to pay overtime wages
To find out if you have a case against your employer, call us at (212) 931-6530 today.
New York Minimum Wage Laws
Both federal and state governments have enacted laws that are designed to protect employees’ rights to receive fair pay for their work. Under federal law, most employees must be paid at least $7.25 per hour.
In New York, the state minimum ranges from $11.00 to $15.00 per hour depending on the type of employment. In this case, employees will be paid according to the New York minimum wage, since it is higher than the federal requirement.
Overtime Laws in New York
Any employee who is not exempt must receive overtime pay for all time worked after 40 hours in one workweek. The overtime rate is set at 1.5 times the employee’s regular rate of pay. Employers may not substitute time off or other benefits for the wages that are owed for overtime.
There is often much confusion over who is entitled to overtime. If you earn less than $455 per week or $23,660 per year, you automatically qualify for overtime pay. Employees who earn more than this amount may be exempt from overtime requirements if they are compensated on a salary basis and if their job falls under a certain category.
Categories of work that are exempt from overtime pay include:
- Creative professionals
- Learned professionals
- Computer employees
- Outside sales employees
Contact Our New York Wage & Overtime Attorney
To ensure that you understand your rights as an employee or to file a claim against your employer for wage theft, reach out to the law firm of Mark David Shirian P.C. Our skilled employment law attorney can help you determine how to proceed with your case and fight for your fair compensation.
Call (212) 931-6530 now to schedule your free case evaluation.
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