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Social Media Job Post Highlights Fine Line Between "Employee" and "Independent Contractor"

In the so-called gig economy, many New Yorkers no longer fully appreciate the legal distinction between an “employee” and an “independent contractor.” There are significant differences, particularly when it comes to overtime and wage-hour laws. To put it simply, workers ...

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Blog posts in Wage Violations

  • Does My Employer Have to Pay Me for Time Spent Driving to a Job Site?

    Does My Employer Have to Pay Me for Time Spent Driving to a Job Site? Federal and state wage hour laws require employers to pay employees a certain ...

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  • Is it an "Abuse of Process" to Sue My Employer for Back Pay?

    Is it an “Abuse of Process” to Sue My Employer for Back Pay? Unless an employee meets certain exemptions defined by law, he or she is entitled to ...

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  • Former NYC Car Wash Employees Win $8.5 Million Judgment Against Ex-Employer

    Former NYC Car Wash Employees Win $8.5 Million Judgment Against Ex-Employer Everyone knows there are minimum wage laws. Many New York City employers ...

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  • Appeals Court Criticizes Trial Judge for Improperly Dismissing Wage and Hour Case a Week Before Trial

    Many New York workers, and especially immigrants, struggle to receive fair pay from their employers. Federal and state laws impose minimum wage and ...

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  • Brooklyn Judge Confirms Right of Employees to File Class Actions for "Liquidated Damages" in Federal Court

    In overtime and wage hour cases, New York law provides for the payment of “liquidated damages” to an employee. This is basically an award made in ...

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  • New York Attorney General Takes on "No-Poach" Restrictions in Fast Food Worker Contracts

    Fast food and other restaurant employees often deal with poor working conditions and low pay. On top of that, many of the country's top fast food ...

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  • The Danger of Arbitration Agreements in Overtime and Wage Hour Cases

    The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis reaffirmed the ability of employers to compel employees to sign away their ...

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  • Does My Employer Have to Give Me an Accurate Pay Stub?

    One way that New York State law protects you from potential overtime and wage hour violations is by requiring your employer to provide you with a wage ...

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  • Bronx Retailer Ordered to Pay $12,000 for Not Following Overtime Laws

    Does your employer have a written overtime policy in place? If not, there is a good chance you are being underpaid for the hours you work in excess of ...

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