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NYC Employment Lawyers Helping Employees Recover Unpaid Overtime


We aggressively pursue the overtime compensation you are due

Every business must comply with all of the state and federal overtime laws when paying their employees. Unfortunately, many companies try to decrease their business costs by not paying their employees the overtime wages they deserve. When this happens, employees who do not receive the proper wage face an uphill battle to recover just compensation.

The NYC employment lawyers at Hepworth, Gershbaum & Roth leverage more than 70 years of combined experience to offer employees the guidance needed to pursue compensation for unpaid overtime. Our knowledge of state and federal labor laws allows us to help every client understand their wage rights, and their options for seeking compensation.

We represent victims of unpaid overtime in many types of situations

Employers who wish to avoid the costs of overtime take a variety of actions to cheat employees out of their wages. Our New York employment lawyers have successfully represented employees who have been victimized by a wide range of illegal overtime practices, including those involving:

  • Misclassification: Employees who are paid an hourly wage must be compensated for overtime hours. Salaried workers, or exempt employees, may not be required to receive overtime payment. Employers often misclassify employees in an effort to reduce overtime costs, which is illegal under state and federal law. 

  • Unpaid meetings: Requiring employees to attend meetings outside of work hours without pay is illegal under state law. Employees who are required to attend meetings before or after work must be compensated for their time. 

  • Work completed at home: Asking non-exempt employees to complete at home, during work hours, without pay is prohibited by law. Work hours put in outside of the normal work day, whether at home or in the office must be compensated.

  • Unpaid breaks: Under state law, employees who work shifts of longer than six hours are entitled to a paid 20-minute break. Refusing to compensate employees during these breaks is illegal.

  • Unpaid training time: Hours spent training for a new position must be compensated at their regular wage. Requiring an employee to undergo training before compensation begins is illegal.

  • Unpaid on-call hours: Employees who serve on-call hours are entitled to compensation, even if a call never comes in.

However your employer has acted to deny you overtime wages, our NYC employment lawyers help you explore every legal strategy for pursuing compensation.

What damages are you entitled under the Fair Labor Standards Act for unpaid overtime?

Both federal law and New York State law entitle you to recover monetary damages from your employer for unpaid overtime. How much you receive depends on the extent of monetary loss your New York employment law attorney is able to prove.

You may also be entitled to recover attorney’s fees, costs associated with the bringing the case, and other significant  damages imposed by both Federal and State laws.

How do I file a claim for compensation?

In order to seek compensation for unpaid overtime hours, you must file a complaint with the New York Department of Labor. You may also wish to bring a civil suit against your employer. The guidance of a New York employment lawyer will help you better understand the process of filing a claim and your options for doing so.

It is important to note that there is a statute of limitations on these claims, so you should not wait too long before seeking legal counsel.

Contact our New York employment lawyers to schedule a free consultation today

Understanding labor laws and your options for seeking compensation for unpaid overtime can be challenging. The New York employment law attorneys at Hepworth, Gershbaum & Roth know this, and work to eliminate the confusion and frustration you feel during your search for repayment. Whatever your specific needs may be, we tailor our legal strategies to provide you with the best possible chance of success.

To discuss your case during a free consultation with one of our New York employment lawyers, contact us online or call 212-545-1199 today.




Contact an employment law attorney in New York today for a free initial consultation and determine whether you have a case. For a free initial consultation, you can contact us online or by phone.

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