New York Unpaid Overtime Violation Claims
Calculating Hours Worked
Wage and hour laws ensure employees are paid their wages and overtime as directed by New York law and by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Some employers fail to properly calculate hours worked and may be violating FLSA and New York wage and hour laws.
FLSA and wage and hour laws typically require that your employer properly calculates your hours worked and pays you for all time spent working. If you are working hours and are not being fully compensated for those hours, then you should consult an experienced wage and overtime lawyer.
Common Wage and Overtime Violations for Improperly Calculating Hours
Failure to properly calculate hours worked can take many forms. Some of the more common miscalculations or failures to calculate work hours include:
- Failure to properly calculate travel time
- Failure to properly calculate hours spent on break and meals
- Failure to pay for all hours worked, e.g., off the clock time spent working
- Failure to pay for overtime, even unauthorized overtime the employer knew was being worked
- Failure to properly classify employees as exempt vs. nonexempt employees and full-time employees vs. independent contractors
- Failure to include commission and shift differential pay in calculating overtime pay (especially for auto repair workers)
- Utilizing comp time in lieu of overtime pay
If you are not being fully compensated for all the time you work, or your employer is improperly calculating your hours worked, then you may be entitled to overtime and additional compensation. You should consult an experienced wage and hour law lawyer.
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 improper wage and overtime calculations. 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.