Should Salaried Employees Get Overtime Pay?

Jessica, a graphic designer in New York, recently discovered that despite working 50 hours a week, she wasn't receiving any overtime pay. She assumed this was normal as a salaried employee until a colleague opened her eyes to her rights under New York Labor Law. This story highlights a common issue many...

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Strategies for Negotiating Severance Packages

Losing a job can be a challenging experience, filled with uncertainty and stress. However, a well-negotiated severance package can offer a silver lining, providing financial support and benefits during your transition. Here’s how you can navigate this pivotal moment with strategy and poise.

Understanding Severance Packages
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What To Know About Independent Contractor Misclassification

Businesses in New York frequently misclassify employees as independent contractors to avoid minimum wage and overtime requirements. If an employer has misclassified you as an independent contractor, it takes an experienced wage-and-hour lawyer to protect your rights.  This article discusses what you need to know about independent contractor misclassification and what...

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Common Overtime Wage Violations in New York

Under federal and state law, eligible workers are entitled to overtime pay, but overtime violations are commonplace. If you believe your employer has failed to properly pay you overtime, talk to an experienced employment lawyer. Let’s take a look at how employers in New York violate overtime pay rules.

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Golf Caddies: Independent Contractors or Employees?

A common problem at golf clubs throughout New York and New Jersey is the misclassification of caddies and other golf club employees. Caddies are frequently classified as independent contractors and not any wages when they are legally entitled to it. This usually violates the minimum wage and overtime laws. If you believe...

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