Common Questions About Employment Law

At The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP, we are passionate advocates for American workers in New York. When wage and hour disputes arise, we step in to help protect the rights of our clients. The Economic Policy Institute found that the U.S. Department of Labor recovered more than $280 million from companies who violated wage and hour laws. In fact, the Huffington Post reported that wage and hour lawsuits have risen 432% in the past two decades. If you are currently dealing with a wage and hour claim, we hope this page of commonly asked questions about employment law is useful to you.

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What is the minimum wage in New York?

In the state of New York, the minimum wage is $9.00 per hour, as of December 31st, 2015. By law, workers should be paid the minimum wage. If you are not being paid the minimum wage, you can take legal action as an underpaid worker.

When can I file a wage and hour claim?

You can file a wage and hour claim for a various reasons, such as when you are not paid wages or are owed overtime pay. Other claims can involve supplemental wages and break periods. Our legal team can help you discover if you have a wage and hour claim on your hands.

Will I be fired for taking legal action against my employer?

Your employer cannot fire you for taking legal action regarding a wage and hour dispute. This is a common concern with many of our clients, but you can have peace of mind knowing your employer cannot retaliate against you. In the event you do experience wrongful termination, the law is on your side.

How much overtime should I be receiving?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), workers who qualify for overtime pay must receive an overtime pay rate of nothing less than one and one-half times their pay rate when their workweek exceeds more than 40 hours. If you believe that you are owed overtime pay, our firm can help you make your case in a timely manner.

How can The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP help me?

Our firm is led by Attorney Russell Friedman, who has more than 30 years of experience. Our team of New York employment lawyers has the knowledge to take on even the most complicated employment law cases. We are not afraid to stand up to anyone when seeking justice for the wronged workers we represent.

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If you have more questions about an employment law issue, please don’t hesitate to give our firm a call. We are here to help you protect your rights as a worker!