All too often, New York employers withhold paychecks or try and skirt the law to avoid paying overtime. If you’re owed money by your employer, you need to seize your power, understand that the law is on your side, and demand your rights.
Getting the Money You Deserve
If you work for a private employer and feel that you’re owed overtime pay or other unpaid wages, there are two routes you can go. First, you can file a complaint with the New York Department of Labor [LINK TO https://labor.ny.gov/formsdocs/wp/ellsformsandpublications.shtm ]. You can imagine the nightmare of bureaucracy that filing a Department of Labor complaint entails.
The other option is to hire a labor attorney. According to New York’s Wage Theft Protection Act, you have the right to take your employer to court. If your employer is found to be at fault, you can recover the wages owed to you, damages equal to 100% of the wages owed to you, as well as court costs and attorney fees. Because the law says that your employer has to pay your attorney fees, getting a labor attorney shouldn’t cost you a dime.
Afraid of Getting Fired?
Many people who are being victimized by their employers are afraid that they’ll be fired if they take action. That could happen, but the law specifically addresses this issue, and prohibits employers from penalizing employees who assert their rights. If your employer in any way punishes you, you have the right to file a claim against him.
Get Help Now
To get the money you deserve, call Lemberg Law at 855-301-2100. Our employment lawyers will review your case and give you no-nonsense answers to your questions.