Members of our firm frequently represent the most vulnerable of individuals, the employees. Frequently, our clients were employed by small companies or domestic workers and were underpaid, frequently they did not even have an idea of what the proper pay should be or that the employer took advantage of their lack of knowledge.
Federal and State laws govern the manner in which employees are to be paid. Generally, unless otherwise “exempt” from overtime compensation, most employees must be paid minimum wage, plus overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek. The ‘exemptions” available under the law are limited.
We can help assess whether particular “exemptions” apply in any given circumstances. We also conduct wage-and-hour audits to determine compliance with applicable wage-and-hour laws.
We represent workers whose employers have violated federal and/or local laws governing minimum wage, overtime, misclassification, exemptions, tips, commissions, prevailing wages, and other kinds of compensation. We often represent groups of workers who have suffered the same kind of wage theft by the same employer in class or collective actions.
Our office focuses its practice on representing, domestic workers (nannies/babysitters and housekeepers), Home Health Aides, Construction Workers, and Restaurant Workers.
We completely understand that the individuals working in the industries we serve are often without a valid immigration status and were being paid in cash. However, the law has special provisions to assist these types of individuals, and our team of Immigration Lawyers and Tax Specialist will work with you to ensure that you receive complete protection under the law.
REMEMBER, MOST LIKELY YOU WERE UNDERPAID, AND WE CAN HELP YOU RECEIVE THE PROPER COMPENSATION. THE LAW PROVIDES LIMITED TIME TO CLAIM YOUR BENEFIT AFTER YOU STOPPED WORKING FOR YOUR EMPLOYER, SO PLEASE CALL US TODAY. WE ONLY GET PAID IF AND WHEN YOU WIN, AND OBTAIN YOUR COMPENSATION!