Overtime, Wage & Hour
New York and New Jersey Overtime and Minimum Wage Laws
New York, New Jersey, and federal wage and hour laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, provide many important rights relating to employee compensation. Two of the most important rights are the right to receive overtime pay and the right to receive at least minimum wage.
Many employees are entitled to receive time-and-a-half pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week. The right to receive overtime pay primarily depends on your job functions and duties, and the type of business for which you work. However, your right to receive overtime pay does not necessarily depend on whether you are paid by the hour or receive a set salary. Both hourly and salaried employees can be entitled to receive overtime pay.
If you believe your employer has violated your rights by failing to pay you for overtime, then you should consider contacting us for a consultation with an expert employment lawyer. We are experienced in handling both individual overtime cases and class action or collective action overtime lawsuits.
While there are many exceptions for certain jobs, federal and state laws require employers to pay most employees a set minimum wage. The minimum wage in both New York and New Jersey is $7.25 per hour. If you have been paid less than minimum wage, you may have a legal claim.
Our employment lawyers are experienced in handling overtime and wage hour cases . Call us today or contact us online to learn more about how we can help you.