Unpaid Wages And Overtime

Have you been cheated out of your income?
Most workers are entitled to receive overtime pay, but some are not. If you feel you are entitled to, but have not received overtime, wages or other compensation, our experienced NY & NJ employment lawyer can help you get the compensation you are entitled to.

Generally, employees covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), New York Labor Law (NYLL) and/or New Jersey Law who work more than 40 hours in any given payroll week are entitled to overtime pay. Regular overtime must be paid at a rate of one and one-half times a worker's regular hourly rate of pay. For residential employees ("live-in" workers), the overtime rate applies to all time over 44 hours in a payroll week.
The overtime requirement is based on hours worked in a given payroll week. In other words, you must work at least 40 hours in a given workweek to receive overtime under NY, NJ & and federal law. This means that you are not entitled to overtime (be it time and one-half, double-time, or any amount higher than the agreed rate) simply because you worked more than eight hours per day or you worked on a Saturday or Sunday.

Some workers are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), and thus, are not entitled to overtime pay. These workers include, but are not limited to: Independent contractors; Executive, administrative, and professional employees who are paid a salary and have certain job duties; Volunteers; Outside salespeople; and certain computer specialists (such as systems analysts, programmers, and software engineers) who earn at least $27.63 per hour.

If you think you are owed wages and/or overtime, our experienced NYC & NJ Wage & Hour Lawyer can help get the compensation you deserve.

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