Representing Individuals And Groups When Employers Fail To Pay Overtime Wages

Labor costs are a primary cost of doing business. One way that unscrupulous employers save on expenses is by failing to pay overtime.

Employers can offer a lot of excuses for not paying workers time and a half after 40 hours worked. Common reasons given include:

  • "I'm paying you in cash"
  • "You're an independent contractor"
  • "You're management, not a worker"
  • "I'm paying you in 'comp time' instead"

Though employers cannot, in some instances, pay overtime to workers who work over 40 hours in a week, it makes sense to confirm employers' claims.

We are the New York City unpaid overtime attorneys of the law firm of Levy Davis & Maher, LLP. We have represented hundreds of painters, nurses, commissioned employees, laborers, restaurant workers, social workers, home health aides and others in overtime disputes throughout New York City and New York state. If you need legal help regarding overtime pay, contact us for a no-charge independent evaluation.

Contact a firm with decades of experience in handling overtime wage disputes. Contact the lawyers of Levy Davis & Maher, LLP, at 212-371-0033.

Overtime pay laws are in place for a reason: to ensure that workers who are asked or made to work more than 40 hours per week obtain the additional compensation they deserve. When an employer says it doesn't have to pay time and a half, it makes sense to question its claim.

We have handled numerous cases involving overtime pay and recovered back wages for hundreds of people. We handle cases on an individual basis and in class actions. In one recent case, an employer was paying 50 of its building painters with two weekly checks — one for the first 40 hours worked, and another for the rest of the hours worked. We succeeded in recovering nearly half a million dollars in back pay and willful violation pay for our clients.

In overtime pay disputes, employers generally hold the majority of evidence. We can subpoena employee records, forms, emails, handbooks and other evidence, and work effectively for your overtime pay rights. For more information, please contact our office.

Contact Us

We provide free initial consultations regarding wage and hour issues, are fluent in Spanish and are conveniently located in the Wall Street area with ample parking at Battery Park Garage. We are located near transportation routes and facilities that include:

  • The W, R, J, M, Z, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 subway lines
  • Bus routes M1, M6 and M15
  • PATH
  • The Holland and Brooklyn Battery tunnels
  • West Side Highway and FDR Drive
  • The Staten Island and New Jersey ferries
  • The downtown heliport

To contact us, call 212-371-0033.