Unpaid wages and overtime

Wage and Hour Lawyers

You may not realize that you are entitled to minimum wage, overtime, prompt payment of wages, and reimbursement. You might also be unaware that you were misclassified as an “independent contractor” or “exempt employee” when you should have been receiving time and a half for overtime.

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Granovsky & Sundaresh PLLC represents employees whose rights have been violated and seeks compensation on their behalf. 

If you or your co-workers believe you may have been not been paid properly by your employer you can speak confidentially with an attorney to advise you on your rights and evaluate whether your employer has failed to comply with the rules and regulations that protect you.

If you need a specialized, experienced wage and hour lawyer to take your case seriously and fight for you - contact Granovsky & Sundaresh today.

About Wage and Hour Law

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the federal law that governs employee payments and work hours throughout the United States. The law identifies the federal minimum wage, sets the standard work week at 40 hours, and spells out overtime laws and requirements. Workers who are afforded protection under the law are classified as non-exempt employees. This classification means your employer must compensate you for all the time you work. If your employer requests that you perform any job duties “off the clock,” it is a violation of the FLSA. Additionally, if you are a non-exempt employee, your employer must pay you one and a half times your hourly rate when you work more than 40 hours in a work week.

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Employers violate FLSA and State wage and hour laws in many different ways.

  • Classifying a worker as exempt to avoid overtime pay

  • Requiring an employee to perform job tasks before clocking in and after clocking out

  • Deducting break time from a paycheck when breaks are not taken

  • Tip violations for service workers (i.e. management takes a share of the worker’s tips)

  • Prohibited deductions from a paycheck (i.e. the cost of broken merchandise).

What An Experienced Wage And Hour Lawyer Can Do For You

The seasoned wage and hour lawyers at Granovsky & Sundaresh possess years of employment law experience. Our lawyers will provide you with knowledgeable and helpful representation, explaining your rights under the law and pursuing the back pay you have rightfully earned. We can help determine whether your employer has inaccurately classified you as an “exempt” employee to avoid paying you overtime, identify behavior that is meant to obtain work from you without compensation, review the “tip credit” your employer takes if you are a tipped employee, and perform other related investigative tasks. All of this will determine whether or not you are being properly compensated under the federal and New York State wage and hour laws.

Contact Us

If your employer is making you perform work without compensation, underpaying you for overtime, or taking advantage of your right to a fair wage in any manner, Granovsky & Sundaresh is prepared to stand by your side and stand for your rights. Contact us online, email or call 646-524-6001 or 216-600-7994 today.  Schedule a consultation to learn how we can assist you with your wage and hour claim.  We have offices in New York, NY and Cleveland, OH.


Salaried employees and overtime