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Wage and Hour

Wage and Hour

Wage Theft Protection Action Amendment Passed in New York

By | June 23rd, 2014|Acquisitions, Financial, Taxes, Uncategorized|

Last weeks, New York state assembly passed a bill that amends certain sections of the Wage Theft Act enacted in 2010.  Most of the provisions are pro-employee.  In fact, the purpose of the bill according to the assembly is “to provide additional protections for employees against wage theft.”  The bill will come into effect 60 [...]

Who is entitled to overtime pay?

By | June 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Presently, under the Federal Law, workers are entitled to overtime pay after 40 hours of work in a week, unless they fall into one of many exceptions, which are interpreted narrowly.  The exceptions are numerous, but they can be broadly categorized as follows: Highly compensated professionals, executives, and administrators Computer professionals Executives, Administratives, Professionals Salespeople [...]

The deadline is looming on your unpaid wages.

By | April 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Here you are: your employer did not pay you or paid you less than you earned.  How quickly should you react? Under the federal law, you have 2 years to sue your employer.  You will not be able to recover on the employer’s wage violation that are older than 2 years.  For example, you work [...]

Illegal aliens HAVE rights under the U.S. employment laws.

By | April 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|

We get many questions about the level of protection that illegal aliens, or more broadly, people without work authorization in the United States, get under the law.  In general, illegal aliens do not get the same level of protection.  But in the most frequent scenario, which involves violations of minimum wage and/or overtime laws, illegal [...]

How to recover your wages from an insolvent corporation.

By | April 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

In New York, small businesses open and close all the time.  These small businesses provide opportunity for workers to gain employment and make a living.  The problems begin when a small business is struggling and is about to fail.  Unfortunately, the small business owner starts “cutting corners.”  And one of the first places is to [...]