The Workplace and You
Everyone’s career is important. It is what drives us and provides for us. But careers should not come at the sacrifice of losing a person’s identity or force a person to accept circumstances that violate basic human rights.
The City of New York, State of New York, and the Federal Government provide protections for you from employers that willfully fail to pay your lawfully owed wage and fail to address, or in some circumstances, create a hostile work environment or discriminate against employees because of a protected characteristic.
At Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins, P.C., our mission is two-fold, to educate individuals of their rights in the workplace and to vigorously prosecute claims when those rights have been violated by employers.
Give us a call on 212-486-0011 to discuss your specific situation. From our offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn, we serve clients throughout the New York City area.
Common Instances Where Rights Have Been Violated
There is a litany of instances that occur every day in New York that trample on the rights of employees. These can include:
- Failure pay the minimum wage or overtime— If you are in the City of New York, and not compensated at $15.00 an hour, you are not being paid the basic wage that you are due. If you are working more than forty (40) hours a week and not receiving time and half of your wage, you may be not getting paid the overtime wages that you are owed.
- Failure to pay the “spread of hour” – If you are in the City of New York, work in either the hospitality industry or receiving minimum wage, have a work day that lasts over ten (10) hours, and not being paid an extra hour of pay, you are not receiving the entire wage that you are owed.
- Discriminatory Hiring Practices – if you are denied a job on the basis of your race, age, gender, disability or other factors about you that you cannot change, that employer has violated your rights.
- Fair Chance Act- if you are denied a job because of the results of your background check and the employer does not offer you the opportunity to respond or, in detail, tell you why the results of your background check prevented your hiring, that employer has violated your rights.
- Hostile Work Environment – If you are subjected to a hostile work environment and believe its because of your race, age, gender, disability or other factors about you that you cannot change, that employer is violating your rights.
- Retaliation – If you bravely stood up and reported illegal conduct, wrongful pay practices, or discrimination and your employer retaliated against you, that employer has violated your rights.
How Our ABKLaw Experience Benefits You
Our litigation experience matters. Our employment attorneys have represented hundreds of individuals who have stood up against their employer to fight for their basic human rights given under law, both as individuals and class actions. This experience gives us the credibility with both opponents and judges that helps us reach successful and satisfactory resolutions for our clients.
There are times when, for various reasons, fair and reasonable compensation is not offered prior to trial. On those occasions we will not back down from a fight or sell your case short. We pledge to relentlessly and vigorously pursue your claim.