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Defending Employers Against Wage And Hour Claims

Employers are subject to complex state and federal regulations regarding employee pay, work hours, mandatory breaks and the like. Violations of these laws can result in costly fines and challenging legal proceedings. For this reason, when wage and hour issues arise, it’s critical to take them seriously and enlist the legal counsel necessary for handling them effectively.

I’m Yale Pollack, the founding lawyer at the Law Offices of Yale Pollack, P.C.. I have extensive experience representing employers in complex legal proceedings. I can help you navigate those proceedings in a strategic and thoughtful manner, taking every step to protect the business or organization that you have worked so hard to build.

Addressing The Gamut Of Wage And Hour Issues

Wage and hour claims can stem from any number of issues. I can defend you against any type of wage and hour claim, including:

  • Misclassification of employees as independent contractors: There are nuanced legal standards for distinguishing between an employee and a contractor. Misclassification can have significant ramifications in terms of payroll, employee rights, overtime and more.
  • Working hours: Certain employees are entitled to mandatory lunch or rest breaks.
  • Pay issues: These claims may involve allegations of minimum wage violations, unpaid overtime or gray areas around when employees should remain clocked in.

I will take a thorough approach to analyzing the issues and relevant law and then charting a strategic course of action.

Why The Stakes Are So High In These Cases

Wage and hour cases may start with one employee or contractor, but they frequently escalate into high-stakes cases involving dozens or even hundreds of workers. It’s important to address wage and hour issues proactively to avoid the massive liability that can result from wage and hour claims. I can review your employment policies and practices to identify potential risks and help safeguard you from potential claims.

Start Building A Strong Defense

Learn more about how I can effectively defend your organization against wage and hour claims. Call my office in Long Island, New York, at 516-634-6340 or contact me online to arrange a free initial consultation.