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Unpaid Wages Lawyers in NYC

You Deserve to be Paid for Every Hour You Work In New York

How many times have you clocked out of work only for your boss to ask you to do one more task before you leave? Doing a small chore once or twice may not create too much an inconvenience, but you should be paid for that time.

Wage theft takes many forms, and it is a disturbingly easy way to cheat employees out of money they rightfully deserve. Oftentimes, employees do not even realize they are being taken advantage of because being asked to work off the clock is presented as “part of the job” or “not the same” as your regular work. If you believe you are currently the victim of wage theft, contact the experienced NYC unpaid wages attorneys of Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP, in New York today.

Do you have an unpaid wage claim? Call (646) 490-0221 or contact us online today if you believe you are the victim of wage theft at your job.

Do I Have an Unpaid Wages Claim?

Have you ever been asked to work after hours? Were you paid for that work? If you work longer than 40 hours, are you paid overtime? Don’t be afraid to ask yourself these questions and think about how much you work compared to how much you’re paid. You are entitled to receive adequate compensation for the work you put in, and it is by no means ungrateful or greedy to point out discrepancies with your pay and work hours.

Some examples of wage and hour claims include:

  • Working off-the-clock
  • Working through mean and break periods without pay
  • Deductions from paychecks
  • Unpaid overtime
  • Denied vacation pay
  • Employee misclassification as exempt or non-exempt
  • Misclassification as a part-time or full-time employee
  • Paying for work-related expenses out of pocket

You may not be the only person at your job affected by these policies. Don’t assume that what is happening is legal just because everyone else is dealing with it. Employers who knowingly underpay their staff count on group momentum to continue these practices without consequences.

What is the Statute of Limitations for Wage and Hour Claims in New York?

Wage and hour claims in New York are subject to varying statutes of limitations depending on the type of claim. In New York, the following general statutes of limitations apply to wage and hour claims:

  1. Unpaid minimum wage or overtime: The statute of limitations is generally six years. This means that an employee has up to six years from the date the wages were due to file a claim for unpaid minimum wage or overtime compensation.

  2. Unpaid wages other than minimum wage or overtime: The statute of limitations is generally six years for claims involving nonpayment of regular wages, such as unpaid commissions or bonuses.

  3. Failure to provide proper wage statements: The statute of limitations is generally six years for claims related to an employer's failure to provide accurate wage statements, which typically include information about hours worked, rates of pay, and deductions.

It's important to note that these limitations statutes are subject to change. There may be exceptions or variations depending on the case circumstances. Additionally, it's always advisable to consult with an unpaid wages attorney or relevant legal authority. This will enable you to get the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding your specific situation.

Contact Our NYC Unpaid Wages Attorneys for an Initial Consultation

We encourage you to reach out to Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP if you believe you are being subjected to wage theft. Our experienced employment lawyers in New York can investigate your situation and give you their thoughts on whether or not wage theft is taken place. If you have a valid claim, we can provide you with the aggressive representation you need to not only stop these practices but fight for compensation for all the unpaid hours you have already worked.

Start fighting for the compensation you deserve after unpaid wages. Contact our NYC wage lawyers today at (646) 490-0221 to schedule your consultation.

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