Untimely Pay Claims Under New York Labor Law § 191

Does the New York Labor Law permit manual employees who aren’t paid on time to receive liquidated damages? The First Department answered “yes” in Vega v. CM & Assocs. Constr. Mgmt., LLC, 175 A.D.3d 1144 (1st Dept. 2019). Most courts have followed Vega. Background          Labor Law § 191 requires that manual employees be paid at least weekly. And […]

Tipped Employees in New York

Tipped employees in New York may end up receiving less than they’re owed if they don’t understand their legal rights.  Here are some things you should know.  Is There a Lower Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees?             Yes, but only if certain preconditions are met.  A common myth is that employers are automatically allowed to pay tipped employees a […]

10 Common Mistakes Employees make when Getting Fired

“Being unemployed is not just about financial loss, it’s also about loss of self-esteem and identity.” – Unknown Getting fired can be traumatic, especially for those who worked hard and invested time and energy in their careers. It can undermine one’s self-esteem and confidence, leading to feelings of shame, embarrassment, and worthlessness. The loss of income […]

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