The holiday season is in full swing, and while many people have time off from work and take vacations, that is not the case for everyone. For some people, working on the holidays is unavoidable; for others, working on the holidays is a great way to earn some extra money.
Starting in 2019, employees in New York State will see increases in overtime exemption thresholds and minimum wage go into effect.
If you work more than 40 hours a week in New York, you may very well expect that you would receive overtime pay for those extra hours. For most employees, this would be the case.
Hundreds of thousands of people work in jobs where they don't just depend on their paycheck, they also depend on tips. This includes people who work in food service, hospitality and occupations like aestheticians and parking attendants.
Every worker in New York deserves fair compensation for the work they do. In fact, there are numerous state and federal laws in place to protect workers and their wages. However, despite these laws, there are plenty of cases involving employees who are unpaid or underpaid.
There are a lot of reasons that you may decide not to leave the office for a lunch break. And, on the other side, there are a lot of reasons an employer may ask you to take part in a work activity during lunch.
One common aspect of employment today is our nearly constant connection to our phones and email. Because our daily work lives are so connected to our phones, many people aren't sure of when their work days actually begin and end. Work time spills into personal time, and vice versa. That situation raises the question: shouldn't you be getting paid for the time you spend on work-related texts and email while off the clock?
Each year workers across the state of New York are not paid the full compensation they are owed. As WHAM reports, almost $15 million was not paid out to New York workers in the first six months of 2017.
The current trend in New York is for city dwellers to migrate north. This is taking place because they are in search of less costly homes or even second homes. As a result, one county in particular, Putnam County, experienced one of its highest rates of residential real estate transactions in the past 11 years.
As a worker in New York, you have certain protections in place that ensure you won't be treated unfairly -- like being denied food or rest breaks. Knowing guidelines such as these can help you spot signs of illegal break denial and fight against it.