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Wages and Overtime benefits employment lawyer in New York

New Collective Action filed in the Southern District of New York Elizabeth Islam v. 7th AVENUE GIFTS LLC, et al., Case No. 16-cv-06424 On August 12, 2016, Lead Plaintiff Elizabeth Islam on behalf of herself and those similarly situated filed a class and collective action lawsuit in the United States District Court—Southern District of New […]

The stagnant economy has forced many employers to take creative action when it comes to protecting their bottom line. Unfortunately, some have gone too far and are doing things that are unethical or downright illegal. One of the most common ways employers bend the rules is in employee misclassification. Some companies, in an effort to […]

Working more time than usual is something that benefits both employees and employers. When an employee is willing to fill in for co-workers that need to miss time, or he or she stays late or comes in early to do extra work, things run smoothly and the company benefits. And because of laws that have […]

The image is as ubiquitous as the working man or woman’s day itself: punching the time clock at the end of the day and heading out to the freedom and fun you have when you are not on the job. Many companies utilize time clocks to ensure employees’ hours are accurate and that work hours […]

Some employers, especially those struggling financially, find ways to take advantage of employees. One of the most common is to cheat them out of overtime pay. Since companies can take a big financial hit when employees work over a certain number of hours, it can be tempting to manipulate time sheets and offer less costly […]

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), a federal law, certain employees are entitled to earn overtime wages, paid at 1.5 times their hourly pay rate. The determination of who is entitled to overtime is based on a number of factors, including job responsibility and income. When a dispute arises under the FLSA, there are […]

On July 9, 2013, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed an SDNY decision approving individual “employer” liability on supermarket owner of Gristedes Supermarkets, John Catsimatidis for wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) class action lawsuit. Irizarry v. Catsimatidis, 2013 WL 3388443 (2d Cir. 2013); Torres et al. v. Gristedes […]

NY Increases Minimum Wage

Wage and Hour laws exist to ensure that employees receive a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work and set standards for how employees should be properly paid so that they are neither overworked nor underpaid. Prior to January 1, 2014, the minimum wage in New York was $7.25 per hour, which is the […]


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