While complaining about work might be the country’s unofficial pastime, there are scenarios when a grievance is serious, such as those involving complaints about wages. The bad news is that these egregious violations are more prevalent than some people believe. What is more, reports have revealed that during the current recession that was triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the denial of wages or benefits rightfully owed to an employee — more commonly known as wage theft — has significantly spiked among minimum-wage workers who are more vulnerable than their higher-paid workforce counterparts.”

However, the good news is that workers can and should avail themselves of very strong legal protections if they are the victims of wage theft and any other wage-related violation. A representative from the industry leading law office Faruqi & Faruqi LLP provides a brief overview of labor standards in New York.


Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP

At Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP we focus on civil litigation involving employee/employer non-compliance with federal employment law.

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