Minimum Wage Violations
Under the Fair Standard Labor Act (FSLA) and New York Labor Law (NYLL) employers are required to pay their employees at lease a minimum wage. However, there are some employers out there that are still taking advantage of those who need their pay check the most. This often affects the neediest who are living paycheck to paycheck. Often employers do not keep proper records showing what they have paid their employees, but that will not stop an aggrieved employee from bringing a minimum wage violation claim. In some instances, if the employer does not have the proper supporting documentation, it is presumed they violated the law. On the other hand, if the employer has records indicating a minimum wage was paid, then there might not be a claim. It is important to get an attorney who understands how to read payment stubs and analyze employment records to see if there is a viable claim. If these violations are happening to you, they could be happening to your colleagues and you want an attorney who can get you paid for the work you have done. At Cohen & Fitch we can get you back pay for months and even years of underpayment of wages.