Wage & Hour Disputes

Getting Paid Fairly For the Time You Worked

The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that workers are paid for hours worked. Employees are open to mistreatment when they don’t have a clear understanding of the rules and their employer uses that lack of knowledge to act illegally and unethically.

The most common wage and hour problems we see at the employment law firm of Zatuchni & Associates are overtime hour abuse and employees being wrongly classified as exempt or as contractors so the employer can avoid paying overtime or benefits and payroll taxes.

If you believe your employer has violated wage and hour laws and you have paid the price — whether that violation was accidental or planned — contact a New Jersey or New York overtime pay lawyer at Zatuchni & Associates to see if you have grounds for a lawsuit.

Even if your individual claim is not large enough to make litigation practical on its own, we may be able to combine your wage and hour dispute with others in a group to pursue a class action hour class actions.

The wage and hour disputes we handle include:

  • Line supervisors wrongly classified as managers so they can’t get overtime pay. If your employer has misclassified your position, you are entitled to back overtime pay for the prior three years.
  • Retail employees told that they must complete tasks even if it means staying late without pay and being pushed by management to skip lunch and break periods.
  • Truck drivers wrongly classified as contract workers so the company can avoid payroll taxes, benefits, and overtime pay.
  • Sales people who work on commission but have not been paid correctly for commissions or account expenses (improper commission chargebacks).

If you have been forced to work overtime, denied overtime pay, denied benefits, or forced to forego meals and breaks, contact a wage and hour dispute lawyer at our firm to find out if you have a lawsuit. You CAN demand fair treatment. Our goal is to help you find financial recovery and justice through the legal system.

Note to Immigrant Workers: You are covered by U.S. labor laws. If you work 40 hours, you deserve 40 hours of pay.

If your rights were violated by your employer, talk with an attorney at our firm about your legal options.