What Is The Fair Labor Standards Act?
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that offers protections to employees with regard to fair wages, including the federal minimum wage and overtime payments. In New York, state law has established a minimum wage that is higher than the federal minimum, so the minimum wage cases that we handle typically involve state law because New York state law offers stronger protections.
However, the FLSA is often applicable in our cases involving unpaid overtime and the misclassification of employees as exempt from FLSA protections. For example, sometimes employers try to avoid paying an overtime rate to employees by misclassifying them as exempt or salaried, when really that designation is not appropriate.
If you believe your employer has violated your rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act, call us in Mineola at 877-791-8076 or complete our contact form. Our employment law attorneys represent clients throughout Long Island and all of New York.
How We Can Help
If your FLSA rights have been violated, you may be owed compensation for back wages, plus interest. Additionally, the FLSA allows for attorneys’ fees to be paid by the employer that violated the employee’s rights.
In many cases, clients are surprised to learn how much they are owed by past or current employers who failed to pay the correct overtime rate or otherwise violated the employee’s rights under the FLSA. We have extensive experience in this area of law, and we know where to look for evidence of mistakes and wrongdoing.