Whether you’re an employer who is being accused of committing overtime and wage hour violations or an employee who was grounds to take legal action against their employer, Attorney Mahir Nisar can use his vast experience as a litigator and business law attorney to protect and uphold your interests. With a 10.0 “Superb” Avvo Rating and multiple selections to Super Lawyers® Rising Stars™, he has proven himself as a legal professional who can manage the most complex and legally-sensitive of client cases, for both small businesses and corporations. Tell our law firm about your overtime and wage hour case issue today by calling (800) 496-3076 or using an online contact form.
Every official employee should be hired on following the regulations of some sort of employment contract, in which it will entail how much compensation that employee earns for their services and work. Any deviation from this established hourly rate or salary amount can be considered an employment law violation and trigger a wage hour case. It is crucial to review employee contracts before finalizing the hiring process so you and your accountant department know exactly how much is to be given to that particular employee each hour or pay cycle.
In New York, any non-exempt employee has the right to earn overtime (OT) if they work for more than 40 hours in any given workweek. When working overtime, an employee is entitled to at least 150% of their regular pay for each hour worked.
Exempt employees that likely do not earn overtime include:
Company heads, members of management, and other supervisors should review employee records at least once a year to ensure non-exempt employees are being paid overtime when appropriate.
As an employee in the state of New York, you are protected by a number of various laws, rules, and regulations. The most fundamental right you have as a working citizen is to receive fair wages and hours based on the work you do. If you have reason to believe that your employer has taken advantage of this right, we strongly urge that you contact our firm today.
In many overtime and wage hour cases, an inadvertent mistake is the root of the issue. An accounting mix-up, system glitch, or clerical error that may seem innocuous and go unnoticed can cut a worker’s wages and land your business in serious legal trouble. In other situations, the exact role of an employee might not be known at the time of hiring, and he or she may ultimately switch from exempt to non-exempt without it ever reaching the business owner’s attention. No matter the cause behind your overtime and wage hour case, you need to decide quickly if you want to correct or challenge it to stop the damage from spreading further.
Overtime and wage hour claims can be extremely difficult to navigate without proper representation. When an employee brings an overtime and wage hour claim against your company, the penalties could be steep if it is proven that you have done wrong, even if it was an honest mistake. You could lose thousands in restitution to the employee and even more as fines paid to the government for the mishap.
Let our New York employment lawyer handle your case to explore and comprehend all of your options.If you're a business owner or employer, our end goal will be to have the case dismissed when possible, or have all penalties minimized through careful negotiation. If you're an employee, we will thoroughly investigate your claim and protect your best interests. We genuinely want to help our clients through the process with as little stress as possible.
Small business owners, corporate executives, and employees can call (800) 496-3076 for trusted legal counsel and representation.