Your Rights to Unpaid Overtime Under New York Laws
Under New York employment law, an employer must pay an employee for all hours worked. In addition, if the employee work more than forty hours in a week, the employer must pay the employee overtime pay unless the employee is considered an exempt worker. If your employer did not properly compensate you for the overtime hours you worked, you should consult with a Bronx unpaid overtime attorney as you may have a legal claim.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other laws were specifically designed to protect employees’ rights in receiving overtime pay and the minimum amounts they are entitled to.
In most unpaid overtime wage disputes, employers are well aware of what the law requires, but simply try to misclassify certain employees as “exempt” in order to avoid paying overtime.
If you are not classified, or should not be classified, as an exempt employee, you deserve to be paid overtime for the hours you work in excess of 40 hours per week. You need to hire a Bronx unpaid overtime attorney to help protect your rights and get you the just compensation that you deserve.
If You Do the Work, You Are Entitled to Be Paid
The simple truth is that if you do the work, you deserve to be paid for it. Employers can present numerous reasons for not paying or not fully paying you. Excuses like “you’re not exempt because I say so,” or “you’re management,” or even “I’m paying you in cash” are generally not legal reasons for not paying overtime and minimum wage.
You worked the hours and you deserve to be paid for them. If your employer is playing games and either refusing or avoiding paying you, you need to hire a Bronx unpaid overtime attorney to get you the compensation to which you are entitled.
Call the Law Offices of DelmasCostin, Jr. at (718) 618-0589 to discuss your unpaid overtime wage dispute claim or to schedule a complimentary consultation with a Bronx unpaid overtime attorney.