Wage and Hour Lawyer Rochester, New York
What Can I Do When My Employer is Ripping Me Off?
There’s so many different ways that an employer can take advantage of an employee – that is why if your think you’ve been ripped off you should speak with a wage and hour lawyer Rochester, NY trusts that can offer you a free consultation on your rights. Wage and Hour Laws in New York differ from elsewhere in the country and some of the statutes go back as long as six years to recovery wages under New York Laws, in addition to Federal Laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that can go back three years.
Wage and hour laws involve whether you are paid correctly under the law, as a Rochester wage and hour lawyer can explain. For example, unless there is a qualified exemption under the law, an employer needs to pay you for overtime at time and half for hours worked over 40 hours per week. In addition, under New York overtime laws if you work over ten hours in one day, the employer is mandated to pay an additional hour of pay for that day called spread of hours pay. If an employer violates New York overtime laws or minimum wages laws they could owe you double damages plus attorney fees.
A few more areas of law in the employment realm are whistleblower, also known as qui tam laws, that involve blowing the whistle on illegal activity, wrongful termination, discrimination, and sexual harassment. New York is an at will employment state meaning that absent an employment contract an employer can fire an employee for almost any reason as long as it’s not a prohibited reason, such as whistleblower retaliation, or based on race, gender, orientation or other protected characteristics. There’s also some other laws involving ERISA and the hiring process FCRA where an employer can not improperly run a credit report on you pre-hiring without your proper authorization.
Most Rochester, NY wage and hour lawyers and employment law firms that are selective in their cases will generally handle litigation on a contingency basis, which means they are only paid if they win your case. On the other hand, most employment law firms charge as a service to review severance agreements, since you are asking the attorney to review a document and give you an opinion and there is not litigation where you can recover money.
It is important not threaten your employer if you think you’ve been treated unfairly. Many cases come to wage and hour law firms after the employee threatens to commence an overtime lawsuit, but before consulting with an employment or wage and hour lawyer in Rochester, NY. Anything you say can possibly hurt your case, and thing you leave out when confronting an employer can damage your case as well. Plus, the employer will have a headstart in defending your potential overtime litigation, so you should prepare your plan of attack in advance as well.
Some of the employment laws may seem incredibly unfair. And you may not even know the extent of the violation or the heart of your case until you take advantage of a free employment consultation. If you’re wondering about your rights its best to consult with a wage and hour lawyer Rochester, NY turns to from Brown, LLC who can advise you of your rights.
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The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) recently announced that it has identified over $80 billion in
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly known as HIPAA, is intended to protect
100 Million Dollar Settlement Fund for Women Injured by a New Birth Control Product
Jason T. Brown was the first attorney in the country to file a battery of cases on behalf of women who sustained blood clots, such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, strokes and death from a new Birth control Product. Jason T. Brown’s prior firm was on the PSC (Plaintiff Steering Committee) and served as liaison counsel in the state mass tort action. The firm is no longer accepting new cases.
Tens of Millions in Settlements for Mass Tort Injuries and Class Actions
$7 Million Plus Settlement for Consumer Fraud
$7 Million Dollar Commercial Litigation Settlement
Millions in Settlements for Women Injured by New Generation Hormonal Product
Women who sustained blood clots from a new Generation Hormonal Product received and continue to receive compensation for their injuries. Compensable injuries include Pulmonary Embolisms (PE), Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Strokes and Death. The firm is still investigating and accepting cases.
Nationwide $3.5 Million Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Case brought on behalf of at home call center workers who were not paid for all their time worked including boot up time, technical time and other time. Workers were told by the company that boot up time which lasted 15 minutes or more was not paid because it was considered their commute to work. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
$3.2 Million Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Case brought on behalf of workers who were misclassified as salaried exempt from overtime. The employer led employees to believe that they had to work unlimited hours over 40 without overtime compensation even though based on their job duties it was alleged they were entitled to overtime pay.
$2.4 Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action
Lawsuit was brought as a class action on behalf of workers who worked in excess of 40 hours a week and were not paid overtime. The employer was forcing them to work “off the clock” for those hours and failed to pay proper overtime compensation.
$2 Million Dollar Settlement for False Claims Act (Whistleblower Case)
“$2 Million Dollar False Claims Act (FCA) Settlement – Unnecessary Services”
A case against GenomeDx was brought alleging violations of the False Claims Act (FCA) and the California Insurance Claims Fraud Prevention Act regarding unnecessary services such as the testing of tissues that did not need to be tested. The case resulted in a $350,000 whistleblower award.
$2 Million Dollar Settlement for Truck Accident Victim
Our firm was Of Counsel to a serious truck accident case involving a trucking accident with multiple injuries.
Nationwide $1.3 Million Judgment against Future Income Payments and Scott Kohn for Consumer Fraud
Scott Kohn and Future Income Payments conspired to defraud veterans out of their hard earned pensions by offering them loans at loanshark rates and claiming it was a “purchase” not a loan.
$1.7 Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Case
Misclassified employees under the FLSA were not paid overtime for hours worked in excess of 40. Due to a confidentiality agreement specific details are intentionally omitted.
Judgment with Maximum Damages for Employment Litigation
Judgment for misclassification under the FLSA including maximum damages under State and Federal Laws, plus an incentive fee for the lead plaintiff with attorney fees paid separately. The case involved a worker who was paid a day rate regardless of the amount of hours worked per day and per week.
Class Action Jury Trial
Workers alleged that they were misclassified according to their job duties. The Defendant claimed an administrative exemption under the FLSA and state law. Misclassification cases under the FLSA are the cases most often tried due to non-monetary considerations. Jury Trial lasted three weeks. Settlement offered in lieu of appeal.
Acquittal at Trial
Despite videotaped evidence that the prosecutor alleged incriminated the defendant, Mr. Brown was able to obtain an acquittal at trial for his client. Please note, that while we, the Brown, LLC will provide consultations in defense matters, the firm spends most of its time litigating complex litigation such as class actions, mass torts and catastrophic injuries.
Judgment with Maximum Damages for Wage & Hour Dispute
Wage & Hour dispute on behalf of hourly employees who were not paid time and a half for hours in excess of 40. Employees were granted double damages for all their time with attorney fees and costs paid separately.
Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Workers were compelled to come into work 15 minutes early to set up, but were not paid for their set up time. Gap issues aside, workers received double damages for the time worked for 3 years’ worth of pay with attorney fees paid separately.
This is a non-exhaustive list of prior results and successes of Jason T. Brown and the Brown, LLC. Past results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
For more information about each award see Awards & Accolades – All cases involve Jason T. Brown and/ or Brown, LLC
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