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Wondering If You Have A Wage And Hour Claim?

As an employee, you deserve fair and legal treatment when it comes to your working hours and wages. You deserve reasonable working conditions and fair pay. There are many laws at the federal, state and local levels that impact working conditions and pay rates for employees. If your employer is not complying with those laws, you may have a legal claim.

Wages and hour cases can be complicated. At the Law Offices of Yale Pollack, P.C., I have the experience it takes to navigate these cases. I’m attorney Yale Pollack. For more than 15 years, I have helped employees enforce their rights to fair treatment and fair pay. I can evaluate your situation and determine whether you have a claim for compensation.

Types Of Wage And Hour Issues

One major law – the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – sets minimum requirements that employers must meet nationwide when it comes to minimum wage, overtime, child labor and other aspects of employment. Workers in New York City are also protected by state and local laws.

I understand all the nuances of these employment laws, and I can use that knowledge to help you navigate issues such as:

  • Minimum wage
  • Overtime pay
  • Meal breaks
  • Working hours
  • Employee misclassification

Chances are, if your rights are being violated, your co-workers are also experiencing the same illegal treatment. Speaking up can help everyone in your situation pursue a just outcome.

Common Questions About Wage And Hour Cases

Many of my clients come to me with similar questions about potential claims. I have answered a few of them below, but if you have specific questions about your situation, I invite you to reach out to me to discuss your options.

My Boss Says He Doesn’t Have To Pay Me Overtime – Is He Right?

In most cases, probably not. The overtime rules in New York are very direct about who should and should not receive overtime pay. I can review the facts of your case and help you determine what course of action is best for you. I understand how these laws apply to employees and employers across a wide range of industries and occupations in the state, and will explain it to you in a way that is honest and straightforward.

How Are Overtime Wages Determined?

The overtime laws spell out who should receive overtime pay, when they should receive it, and the amounts that a person entitled to receiver overtime should be paid. If you feel you are owed unpaid overtime, I will sit down with you and discuss what happened, and what our next steps will be should you hire me as your attorney. I will then work with you to develop the approach you want to take with your employer as your case moves forward.

How Long Do These Cases Take?

You deserve to paid as soon as possible for work you have completed, and I take pride in the efficient manner that I have with my cases. However, no matter what we do, we still only control one half of the process. While I strive to get these cases resolved as quickly as possible, I do want to make sure you are treated fairly and compensated fully for the unpaid overtime or other wages you are due to receive.

How I Can Help With Your Wage And Hour Claim

First, I can provide guidance on whether your employer is violating your rights. If so, there may be multiple avenues for enforcing your rights. Because I have also represented employers, I understand how to pinpoint which avenues are mostly likely to succeed in resolving the issue with minimal stress and headaches. I can often work toward a favorable resolution outside of court to get you the compensation and fair treatment you deserve. If it becomes necessary to go to court, you can rest assured that I have the extensive trial skills necessary for presenting a strong case.

Let’s Talk About Your Employment Rights

You can turn to me for guidance on any aspect of employment law. I offer free initial consultations. You can reach me online or by phone at 516-634-6340. From my office in Long Island, I serve as an employment lawyer for workers across New York City.