The Klein & Cardali Law Group, PLLC


Wage and Hours Law

New York Lawyers

In New York State, most employees are entitled to be paid the current minimum wage ($16.00 in New York City) and 1.4 time their regular rate of pay for overtime (when working more than 40 hours per week. Unfortunately, some employers try to find loopholes to avoid paying employees for overtime hours. They might also try to disregard the minimum wage laws, or not give employees all the pay they are entitled to. 

Employment Law
Who We Represent
  • Restaurant and hospitatlity workers;
  • Carwash employees;
  • Retail employees;
  • Misclassifed non-exempt workers;
  • Commissioned employees;
  • Construction workers;
  • Building superintendents;
  • Severance and contract negotiations;
  • paramedics, emergency medical technicians, ambulance personnel;
  • rescue workers;
  • hazardous materials workers and more.

As of December 31, 2022, the required minimum wage for workers was $15.00 per hour for New York City, Long Island and Westchester Counties. For the rest of New York state, it is slightly under that amount (approximately $14.20). By January 1, 2024, the minimum wage is expected to increase to $16.00 per hour throughout New York City, Long Island and Westchester Counties, with the rest of the state seeing an increase to approximately $15.00 per hour.

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