Wage and hour laws protect employees from being taken advantage of by their employers and ensure that workers receive the compensation to which they are entitled by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York wage and hour laws, including compensation for travel time, where appropriate.
The FLSA and wage and hour laws typically require that your employer pays you for travel time outside of your normal working hours. If you believe you should be compensated for travel time for which your employer is refusing to pay you, you should consult an experienced New York Wage and Hour Law Attorney.
Leeds Brown Law, P.C., has extensive experience in handling employment disputes. Such employment disputes consist of wage and hour law claims, including violations of the overtime laws resulting from a failure to fully compensate an entitled employee for travel time. Our efforts have resulted in millions of dollars in monetary and non monetary compensation for employees throughout Long Island and New York.
If your regular shift is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but you meet several other employees at your workplace in New York City at 6 a.m. to travel to an all-day seminar on Long Island, returning to the workplace at 6 p.m., then you are entitled to compensation for 12 hours of work (6 a.m. – 6 p.m.).
However, the rules are a little different if the seminar lasted several days. Passengers who were not working during the ride to and from the seminar would not be entitled to overtime pay or compensation for time outside their normal business hours. The driver, however, would be entitled to compensation because he or she is working by driving.
If you are required or requested to travel outside your normal work schedule or in addition to your normal work schedule, then you may be entitled to overtime pay and compensation. You should consult an experienced wage and hour law attorney. At Leeds Brown Law, PC, our lawyers have extensive experience in handling employment disputes. Such employment disputes consist of overtime claims and wage and hour law violations, including violations resulting from travel time policies. We represent employees in wage and hour violations throughout Long Island and the New York City metropolitan area, as well as across the country.
We would be happy to discuss your claim in confidence, and provide free consultations to answer your questions and evaluate your claim. Contact us today to discover how we can help you.