If you are a New York City employee who was not paid for working overtime, you may be able to file a New York City unpaid overtime pay lawsuit. These lawsuits demand that the employer, either past or present, to pay the employee back unpaid wages for overtime hours that were worked but paid. Unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Overtime is the amount of time an employee works beyond normal working hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes a standard work week of no more than 40 hours per week for most employees. The federal law requires payment for time worked beyond 40 hours a week at a rate of no less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay. Most workers, included many salaried workers, are eligible to receive paid overtime.
Employers who violate overtime pay laws can be sued by the employee for the unpaid time. Many of these cases are filed as class action lawsuits by a large number of employees against the same employer. An employer cannot retaliate an employee, like firing or disciplining the worker, if the employee files a lawsuit for unpaid wages. If there is retaliation, the employer may face additional charges in a civil lawsuit for wrongful termination.
New York City Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
Related New York City Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
Call centers have been under a microscope lately due to a few companies who have violated various wage laws resulting in a loss in wages for their employees. Although most call centers play by the rules, the nature of the fast-paced and competitive business can sometimes lead to various wage violations.
New York City Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently filed an unpaid overtime lawsuit against an East Flatbush car wash company the city claims defrauded over 100 minimum wage workers out of their hard-earned pay, including overtime wages.
Evenn large companies such as JPMorgan Chase are susceptible to misclassifying employees leading to lawsuits. Assistant Branch Managers alleged just that, and have recently been awarded $16.7 million dollars in back pay.
Workers for an upscale New York City sushi restaurant recently hit the company with a class action unpaid overtime lawsuit over allegations that the business and its management engaged in wage theft against servers by setting up illegal tip pools.
Financial giant JPMorgan Chase & Co recently agreed to a massive $16.7 million settlement to resolve a pair of class action unpaid overtime lawsuits the company had been fighting for years in federal court and recently lost a crucial decision on certifying one of the lawsuits as a class action.
New York City Overtime Lawsuit Lawyers
Our New York City overtime lawyers file unpaid overtime lawsuits on behalf of workers who are not paid the legally required wages. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a large number of workers who are entitled to overtime pay never receive the wages owed to them under federal or state law. Many times, the company either misclassifies a worker as “exempt,” denies overtime, or falsely informs workers that overtime pay is not required for their position. When an employer denies or refuses to pay overtime wages, it may give rise to an unpaid overtime lawsuit.
Recent data shows that more than 8,000,000 people live in New York City and the population is still growing. It is the most heavily populated city in the United States.
The major economic sectors include tourism, high-tech and new media, television and film production, public services, financial, insurance, real estate, and government. The unemployment rate is about 8.7%.
The metropolitan area has a very diverse workforce including transportation employees, utility workers, teachers, professors, healthcare workers, professional employees, professional business services, government workers, financial, hotel and restaurant employees, and a wide range of other industries. The largest employers in the New York City area are:
- City of New York
- New York City Department of Education
- Metropolitan Transportation Authority
- United States Government
- New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.
- JP Morgan Chase & Co.
- State of New York
- Citigroup Inc.
- North Shore-LIJ Health System
- Mount Sinai Medical Center
The success of New York is largely based upon its dedicated and ambitious workforce. Many employees work in excess of 40 hours per week at their jobs, either voluntarily or at the request of their employer. In many circumstances, the employee is not receiving federal and state mandated overtime pay.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), “covered” employees are entitled to overtime pay at 1.5 times the regular pay rate. Other jobs and occupations are considered exempt, which means that the employer is not required to provide overtime pay. Some employers “misclassify” the job as an attempt to avoid paying overtime wages, however, this is an unlawful and deceptive practice and violates federal law. There are also New York overtime pay laws in addition to federal regulations.
Filing a New York Overtime Lawsuit
An experienced unpaid overtime attorney can determine whether you are entitled to overtime pay and whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit for unpaid wages. These cases seek to force the employer, either past or present, to pay the employee the back unpaid wages for overtime hours that were not paid. New York unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Help From a New York City Overtime Lawyer
Our experienced team of New York City employment law attorneys will carefully evaluate your work situation and determine if you are owed back overtime pay from your employer. We will advise you of your legal rights and if you do have a case, we will handle your case and charge no legal fees until you receive your settlement. We will also pay all costs and litigation expenses in the case.
To file your New York City lawsuit, you should contact us now at (855) 263-3525 for a Free, No Obligation Case Review. You can also complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Box on the right side of this page and an experienced attorney will contact you shortly.
New York City Legal Resources
- New York City Data
- New York Government Website
- New York Courts
- New York City Bar Association
- New York Department of Labor
- Business Insider
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