Wage Theft

September 21, 2018
Illegal Deductions Paycheck New York

Examples of Illegal Deductions From Wages

Employers oftentimes illegally deduct money from workers' wages. Here are some examples of what's considered "wage theft" by an employer.
June 26, 2018
New York Wage and Hour Attorney

Checking Your Check: Why Keeping Track of Your Pay Stubs and Hours Worked Is Important

How do you know if your employer is committing wage theft? What if they're withholding earned tips from you. Learn how to recognize the signs and protect your employee rights.
May 21, 2018
Overtime Pay

Am I Owed Overtime Pay Or Does My Job Classify Me As Exempt?

Is your employer withholding overtime pay? Do you feel you are owed overtime pay? Some employers will engage in unlawful practices to avoid their responsibilities of paying their employees overtime. One such unlawful practice is job misclassification. Learn how you can protect your employee rights.
December 15, 2017

Crack Down on Wage Theft: Construction

Wage Theft in the Construction Industry: Metro New York Gets Tough In a New York Times article published December 6, 2017, writer Luis Ferre-Sadurni paints a troublesome picture of wage theft in the construction industry. While it’s no secret that workers across the country lose billions of dollars a year in unpaid wages, the article highlights just how big the problem is for some employees right here in the New York City region. Most people […]
December 11, 2017

Mario Batali Accused of Stealing Wages

Mario Batali and Babbo Sued for Unpaid Wages, Again Mario Batali’s NYC restaurant Babbo is once again the defendant in a lawsuit for unpaid wages. A former busboy has sued the famous chef and his acclaimed Italian restaurant. The complaint seeking class certification contains allegations that Batali and his business partner Joseph Bastianich owe the Plaintiff for unpaid overtime and full minimum wages. The lawsuit, Case 1:17-cv-08302-ALC, https://www.scribd.com/document/365882635/Babbo-wage-lawsuit-2017 was filed in U.S. District Court for […]
November 16, 2017

Wage Challenges Facing Home Health Aides

New York Courts Challenges NYDOL Wage Policies for Home Health Aides Minimum wage in New York and across the nation has been a hot topic in recent years as many states try to increase wages for many workers. New York has established a plan to raise the minimum wage to a statewide $15.00 per hour, in small increments, over the next several years. Few employment situations exist where workers don’t earn at least the minimum […]
July 6, 2017

Live-in Employees Will Get Over $300,000 in Unpaid Wages

Employees Will Receive Over $300 Thousand in Wage Theft Settlement New York’s Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman (AG) announced that his office reached an agreement with First Realty Management Co., Inc. and the Legacy Senior Living (Legacy) complexes it operates in the Rochester, New York area. A former employee at one of Legacy’s facilities brought an issue to the AG’s office which led to an investigation into minimum wage violations. The AG’s investigation determined that […]