Wage and Benefit Laws
Wages must be paid in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and applicable employment contracts. When there are wage and hour or other benefit violations, we act to ensure the rights of our clients.
Our work in the field of wage and hour laws includes:
- Workers, laborers, and mechanics: Various trades are governed by New York State Labor Law Section 220. These groups’ wages are set pursuant to state or city comptroller determination following certain proceedings that set a prevailing wage rate.
- OATH: In New York City, the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH), an independent and neutral administrative body, hears trials concerning prevailing wages and supplemental benefits, among others. It also conducts trials regarding employee discipline under Section 75 of New York State Civil Service Law.
- FLSA: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a statute that sets minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and other employment standards in both the private and public sector.
When there are wage and hour violations, we act to ensure an employee or labor union is effectively represented. If you have a wage and hour dispute, prevailing wage claim, or FLSA claim, please contact us to schedule a free consultation.