Fighting Wage Theft

Every worker has a right to be paid all wages earned. Unfortunately, many employers try to get around their legal obligations.

How Wage And Hour Laws Work For You

Wage and hour laws provide you the right to be properly compensated:

  • Depending on your occupation, duties, and how you are paid, you may be entitled to overtime for any week in which you work more than 40 hours.
  • You are entitled to be paid at least the minimum wage.
  • If you receive tips, management cannot take a portion of your tips for itself or to pay employees who are not regularly tipped.
  • You are entitled to all commissions you have earned.
  • Your employer cannot make deductions from your wages unless you have approved the deductions in writing and they are for your benefit, such as for certain employee benefits.

How do you know if you are victim of an unscrupulous employer? Your best course of action is consult one of our attorneys if your employer:

  • Has misclassified you to avoid paying overtime
  • Forces you to work off the clock
  • Finds other ways to avoid paying you overtime
  • Takes a portion of your tips or makes other unlawful deductions from your earnings

If you believe that you have not been paid all of the wages to which you are entitled, contact our experienced wage and hour attorneys.

Vladeck, Raskin & Clark, P.C. provides comprehensive employment law legal services. Please call us at (212) 403-7300 or contact us online. One of our attorneys will call you to discuss a possible consultation.