Employers try to reduce their expenses wherever possible to increase their profits. To do this, they sometimes mislead salaried employees to believe that they have to work more than 40 hours per week without being paid overtime. Sometimes they unfairly take advantage of employees by refusing to pay time and a half for overtime hours or by having workers do extra work after they have punched out or before they have punched in. (this is called “off the clock” work). If you believe you may have any type of situation like this, you should consult an experienced New York wage and hour attorney.
Federal and New York State law require employers to pay the vast majority of employees time and a half for hours worked over 40 hours per week. Unfortunately, there are lots of ways that employers violate time and a half and many other employment laws. While there are some positions that are “exempt” from the overtime laws, if you work over 40 hours per week but do not get time and a half for your overtime, or if you work over 40 hours per week and are always paid the same salary, you should find out what your rights are. Do not take your employer’s word that you are exempt from the overtime laws – get a free, confidential consultation. You have nothing to lose by doing this.
Regardless of your position, your immigration status or agreement you may have entered into with your employer, you may be entitled to a substantial sum of money if your employer is breaking the law.
Our Legal Services
Located in New York City, the Law Offices of William Cafaro have helped numerous clients with wage and hour issues. Our attorneys have seen all manner of tricks employers use to avoid paying what they owe employees. When you seek our help, our attorneys will protect your rights and take legal action to help you obtain the money you should have been paid.
Our employment law attorneys have handled hundreds of overtime claims as well as collective and class action suits on behalf of workers who were paid incorrectly. We are strong advocates for our clients and are dedicated to defending their rights against employers who try to take advantage of them.
Call our New York law firm at (212) 583-7400 to arrange a confidential consultation. There is no charge to speak with an attorney and find out if you have grounds for an overtime violation claim. Our attorneys take wage and hour cases on a contingency basis, meaning we do not get paid unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf.
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