The concept is simple enough. The law sets a standard minimum wage for nearly all hourly employees in New York City. Therefore, nearly all hourly employees should expect to receive at least this minimum amount. However, employers are always searching for loopholes around the law, or will simply violate the law and pay their employees less than the amount to which they are entitled. When violations occur, it is essential that you get an experienced lawyer on your side.
At the law firm of Fisher Taubenfeld LLP, our attorneys are dedicated to standing up for the rights of employees across New York City. If you believe that you are being paid less than minimum wage, call us at 646-741-3490 for a free phone consultation.
How To Calculate Minimum Wage
Calculating the minimum pay rate is not always as straightforward as it appears. There are also rules regarding separate pay rates for businesses with 10 or fewer employees, as well as those who are employed in the fast food industry and workers who receive tips. Also, most employers are required to pay their employees one-and-a-half times their hourly wage if their work hours exceed 40 hours in a week.
If you are unsure what the minimum wage is for your position, you can start at your workplace. Most employers are required by law to display a poster that outlines the minimum wage requirements. The New York State Department of Labor also has a number of tools available to help workers determine whether they are receiving the pay to which they are entitled under the law. If an employer is found to be in violation of minimum wage laws, employees may be entitled to back pay as well as additional damages.
Contact Us For Help With Hourly Pay Rate Issues
If you suspect that you are being paid less than minimum wage, our employment law attorneys are available to help. Schedule a phone consultation by calling 646-741-3490 or toll-free 866-654-0343. You may also send an email directly through our website.