Hired in over two years ago and left due to several different reasons. The last reason being my boss told me I was going to be required to start working at least 48-50 hours a week in addition to working from home and commuting time. I informed her I would not schedule myself to work that many hours with no additional compensation and she insisted I had no choice. I ended up resigning and filing for unemployment, which was approved. Prior to being told I was required to work 48-50 hours, I was told I was required to work 45 hours a week even though my salary was based on 40 hours and my pay-stub stated 40 hours each week. I was not paid a cent of extra compensation for this extra time worked. Do I have legal options for collecting payment?
New York, NY
Unless you were an administrative, executive or professional employee, you are probably entitled to collect unpaid overtime wages. You can consult an employment attorney. Most do not charge for overtime cases unless you win.
Your answer is dependent upon what you did for work, I suggest calling up an experienced employment attorney and talking through your claims free of charge to fully understand your rights.
This answer does not constitute legal advice and you should contact an attorney to confirm or research further any statements made in this answer. Any statements of fact or law I have made in this answer pertain solely to New York State and should not be relied upon in any way in any other jurisdiction.
Depends on your salary and duties. You should contact an employment lawyer asap.
I agree with the other lawyers. The answer depends upon the nature of your work. You should sit down with an employment/labor attorney.
Key is whether you were "exempt" or "non-exempt."
And just don't go by what the employer says...many misclassify.
This is worth consulting an employment lawyer about...to see your options and remedies.
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