Both federal and New York State statutes have strict rules for how employees are paid and when they are entitled to overtime pay in certain situations. When you do not receive the pay you think you worked for, getting a positive resolution is difficult without the right representation.
At Firestone & Breud, P.L.L.C., lawyer Albert Breud focuses a large portion of his employment law practice on resolving these complex wage-and-hour disputes. Located in Commack, New York, we have helped businesses in many different industries across Suffolk County and Long Island, including:
- Trucking and moving
- Plumbing and other trades
Aggressively Pursuing The Unpaid Wages You Worked For
As an employee, you do not have to expect to work for free. As your attorney, Mr. Breud can get to work gathering evidence like pay stubs and time sheets to determine if your employer is denying you wages by:
- Misclassifying your employment status as exempt to avoid paying you overtime
- Falsifying paperwork to pay you a cheaper rate on a public project that requires you to be paid prevailing wages while pocketing the additional money
- Managing your time card for you to show 40 hours of work instead of all of your overtime
In one case, we were able to help a plumber get the unpaid wages he deserved for time spent in transit between job sites and his office. By checking the GPS device's records in his service vehicle, we determined the amount of time he spent on the road and the compensation he deserved for it.
If your employer is threatening you with consequences — firing, docking your pay, contacting immigration — for coming forward, call us today.
Protecting Your Business's Future
We also understand the pressures that small- and medium-sized businesses are under and how hard it is to comply with confusing regulations. If you are facing litigation, we know how to help your business build a strong defense.
In this type of litigation, it may be possible for a court to order a judgment and force the plaintiff to accept an offer if we can prove that they could not expect to receive any more. This is one way to limit your costs, and it is one example how we customize our representation to meet your business's unique needs over maximizing our fees.
Contact Firestone & Breud, P.L.L.C., For Experienced Guidance
If you would like to schedule a consultation to learn more about your options for either seeking the pay you deserve or defending your business's financial interests, contact us today. You can send us an email or call our office in Commack at 631-410-6790 to schedule a consultation.