NJ & NY Wage and Hour Attorneys
Representing employees across New Jersey and New York
Both New Jersey and New York have set forth comprehensive guidelines regarding the payment of wages and the hours of work for all employees. For example, New Jersey employers must pay “time and a half” to any employee who works more than 40 hours in a week, or more than 8 hours in a day. Employees who are classified as “executives” or “managers,” however, are usually considered “exempt” from overtime pay.
Despite these guidelines, employers sometimes try to “get away with” paying their employees less than is legally required. For example:
- Employers sometimes try to get out of paying employees overtime by giving them “important-sounding” job titles such as manager — because managerial positions are typically exempt from overtime. However, if the job functions being performed by an employee are primarily non-managerial, that employee may still be entitled to overtime pay, regardless of what their job title is.
- Employers may try to compensate employees for fewer hours than they are entitled to — by requiring them to perform “off-the-clock” work without compensation.
Call an experienced law firm
If you believe your employer may have violated your rights by failing to pay you overtime, or not properly compensating you for all the work you are doing, call us to have a confidential conversation to determine if you have a legitimate claim. We are experienced, tough employment litigators who will fight for your rights and for maximum compensation. If we end up filing a claim on your behalf, you will pay us only if your claim is successful.
And remember – It is against the law for you to be retaliated against by your employer because you filed a wage and hour claim. If you are retaliated against, you could be entitled to compensatory damages, punitive damages and more. If you need our legal services, contact The Salvo Law Firm, P.C. today.