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WESTCHESTER NEW YORK WAGE ATTORNEY- UNPAID WAGES & UNPAID OVERTIME- THE THREE MAIN WAYS THAT EMPLOYERS FAIL TO PAY EMPLOYEES FOR ALL THE TIME THEY WORK.
I. INTRODUCTION– In practice, when an employer fails to pay an employee for all the time he/she works, it’s known as wage shaving. It’s a very simple concept; you do not get paid for all the time you work. There are three primary ways that an employer commits wage shaving. This article explains the three main ways employers shave wages and provides you with a system to make sure you are paid for all the time you work. (more…)
Unpaid Wages, Unpaid Overtime- Wage Theft In Westchester County New York. How wage theft occurs and what you can do about it
Introduction– El-Hag & Associates, P.C is a law firm that focuses on unpaid wages and unpaid minimum wage in Westchester, New York and the surrounding areas, and unpaid overtime in Westchester New York and the surrounding areas. As an employment lawyer in Westchester New York, I have seen many instances of wage theft. However, many employees weren’t even aware of that their wages were being stolen because they were unaware of their rights. Here is some information to educate you on wage theft so you can make sure you are paid what you are owed: (more…)
Tipped employees are not paid like most other employees. Most employers must pay all of your wages directly from the business. However, employers (bosses) that employ tipped employees have the right to use a tip credit so they do not have to pay you the full minimum wage from the company. The tip credit allows your employer (boss) to count the tips you are paid from your customers to satisfy part of their minimum wage obligation. This means that your boss only has to pay you part of the minimum wage while your customer pays you the other part. The following is a brief explanation to help you understand the tip credit.
The main concepts you need to understand are: (1) Who is legally a tipped employee, (2) What is the minimum wage, (3) What is the tip credit set by law, and (4) your rights as a tipped employee. (more…)
You have a right to receive the minimum wage for each hour worked and overtime for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. Tipped employees, such as waiters/ servers routinely get short changed because their employer (boss) takes advantage of the tip credit and then violates many of the rules regarding how a tipped employee is to be properly paid. Here is what you need to know as a tipped employee. (more…)
It seems restaurant employees such as servers, are some of the most mistreated and shortchanged employees working today. Employers seem to try and take as much out of the tipped employee’s pay as possible. Here are the facts to help you know about uniform regulations and what the boss can and cannot deduct from you pay. (more…)