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Wage & Hour Dispute Lawyers in New York City

We Can Help You Fight for the Pay You've Earned

Are you being paid less than minimum wage? Has your employer withheld wages or failed to pay you for overtime? Whatever the situation may be, you deserve to be fairly compensated for your labor. At Levine & Blit, PLLC, our wage and hour dispute lawyers in New York City fight for the pay our clients have earned. If you are not being paid for your work or believe you should be getting overtime pay, you may have a case against your employer.

We represent clients in wage and hour disputes that include:

  • Being paid less than the minimum wage

  • Unpaid or withheld wages

  • Illegal deductions

  • Not being paid overtime wages

State and federal law have set minimum wages and rules about overtime pay that employers are required to follow. When you are paid less than the minimum wage, or if you are not being paid for the hours you worked, you may be entitled to compensation. Our New York City unpaid wage and overtime attorneys have represented clients across many industries, including cases involving celebrities and other well-known employers.

If you are ready to take action, contact the New York City wage and hour dispute attorneys at Levine & Blit, PLLC. We represent employees in pay-related disputes with their employers. Call (646) 461-6838 to discuss your case with our team. 

Minimum Wage Laws in New York

Employers are required to pay employees based on the minimum wage. Some states and cities, such as New York, have set a minimum wage that is higher than the wage required by the federal government. Paying employees below the minimum wage is a crime. Do not let fear stop you from fighting for the pay you deserve. At Levine & Blit, our attorneys have extensive knowledge of labor laws, including federal, state, and local laws.

Individuals who are not covered by state minimum wage laws:

  • Government employees
  • Executives earning more than 75 times minimum wage
  • Outside salespeople
  • Taxi drivers
  • Ministers
  • Volunteers, students, and apprentices

In addition to the above, independent contractors who are in business for themselves are not considered to be employees. For this reason, minimum wage law does not apply to independent contractors.

Overtime Rules When You Are Paid a Salary

Salaried employees in New York often assume they are ineligible for overtime pay. However, this is not always the case. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) defines the jobs that are exempt from overtime wages. Some salaried employees are misclassified as exempt and actually should be receiving overtime pay. If you have been logging more than 40 hours a week, you may be eligible for overtime wages. Contact Levine & Blit to learn more.

Are Employers Required to Give Lunch Hours & Breaks?

A half-hour (30-minute) meal break must be given to employees who work more than six hours beginning before 11 am and work until at least 2 pm. The meal break does not have to be paid. Employers are not required to give other shorter breaks, but if breaks of less than 20 minutes are given, the time should be paid.

How Many Hours Can an Employee Be Required to Work?

In the state of New York, there are no limits to the number of hours an employee can work in a single day, as long as they are over the age of 18. However, in some occupations, employees must be given 24 hours of rest each week. This includes jobs in factories, restaurants, hotels, watchmen, janitors, and superintendents.

Legal Representation for Wage Disputes in NYC

Our NYC wage dispute lawyers are never intimidated to go up against any opponent, from owners of restaurants to celebrities, designers, and other notable employers. Every employer needs to be held accountable for failing to pay fair wages or overtime to their hard-working employees. Some of our high-profile cases have been featured in the media, including Newsday, New York Post, and Daily News, so you can trust the experience of our firm.

If you are not being paid according to the law, you may have a case against your employer. Call Levine & Blit, PLLC at (646) 461-6838 for the help you need.

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