What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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New York Minimum Wage Laws

As of 2023, New York's minimum wage varies by region, with $15.00 per hour in New York City, $15.00 in Long Island and Westchester, and $14.20 in the remainder of the state. Employers must comply with these region-specific minimum wages to meet state labor standards.


Meal & Rest Breaks

In New York, employers are required to provide at least a 30-minute meal break to employees who work shifts of more than six hours, starting between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Additional breaks are mandated for shifts starting before 11:00 a.m. or continuing after 7:00 p.m. for factory workers and non-factory workers, respectively.

6 Years

Filing Claims

New York employees must file claims for unpaid overtime wages within six years, significantly extending the opportunity compared to the federal three-year limit. This longer period allows employees to pursue claims for wage theft and unpaid overtime more effectively.


New York Overtime Pay Laws

Under New York law, employees are entitled to overtime pay at a rate of one and a half times their regular pay rate for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek. This applies to most employees, ensuring they receive fair compensation for overtime labor.

Live-In Workers

Protections for workers

Unique to New York, live-in or residential employees are entitled to overtime pay at one and a half times their regular rate for all hours worked over 44 in a week. This specific provision addresses the unique circumstances of residential workers, providing them with additional labor protections.