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Do I have an lawsuit on my hands?

Brooklyn, NY |
Filed under: Employment

ive been working at starbucks for almost 3yrs. Im an supervisor and im owed back pay and a raise that I was already told I qualify for about 11 months without my two required by company raises.

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  1. You certainly can sue for back pay. More information is needed on the raise.

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  2. Usually Wage Issues start off within an Administrative Agency, but you have a claim.

    I represent Employers, but I can recommend Worker Attorneys in So Cal if you ask.


  3. This is NOT a WC question because you were not injured.

    What is the proffered explanation for not receiving monies owed? If need be, it would be far simpler to file a wage claim with the state.

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  4. Sounds like you have a claim under the New York Labor Law for back wages; penalties may apply as well as recovery of attorneys' fees. Look to the written company policy as to raises.

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