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New York Workers’ Rights Lawyers

Since the firm’s inception, New York Workers’ Rights Lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP, has been deeply committed to representing labor union members and their families. While the firm is known for its work with labor unions, Hach & Rose, LLP, also represents non-union members who work for private companies or the government.

construction workerThere are many state and federal laws in place to protect the rights of each employee. However, that does not always prevent companies and businesses from taking advantage of their employees and infringing upon their rights. If you have been discriminated against or if your company failed to observe the labor laws that govern employment in New York, you may be eligible to take legal action, and our attorneys will be there to help.

At Hach & Rose, LLP, our close ties to this city’s unions means that we understand the issues that workers face day-in and day-out. We are from New York City, and many of our team members have spent their entire lives here. We have made it our mission to help those who have been wronged find justice, and we are ready to fight for you. Find out why so many New Yorkers have trusted Hach & Rose, LLP to handle their case and why we have been featured in publications like New York Magazine as Leaders in the Law in New York City. Contact us at (212) 779-0057 today to discuss your claim.

Do I Need a Workers’ Rights Lawyer?

If you are thinking about filing a workers’ rights claim against your employer, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced attorney to represent you. Employment law can be complex and you need an attorney to help you understand your rights and your legal options. A workers’ rights attorney will collect the necessary information about your claim and will build a strong case on your behalf. Our team knows the tactics your employer’s legal team may use to dismiss or diminish your claim, and we will fight tenaciously on your behalf. We understand how intimidating it may be to stand up against an employer who has treated you unfairly. That’s why we commit to each one of our clients that we will stand with them and will help them prevail against those who mistreated them.

Why Should I Choose Hach & Rose, LLP to Handle My Case?

We understand that in this city, you have many options when it comes to choosing an attorney to handle your case. Our commitment to our clients, our track record of success on behalf of those who have hired us, and the recognition we’ve earned for our large verdicts and settlements is the reason why so many people just like you have selected us to represent them. We know that you never asked to be in this situation, and you trusted your employer to treat you in a fair and equal manner as any other employee. When they fail to do so, you may have no other option than to take legal action to hold them accountable.

Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience and we have what it takes to handle your case. We know that hiring an attorney is a very important decision. Hach & Rose, LLP has a legal team that you can trust and rely on. We want to help our clients secure the compensation that deserve and hold employers accountable for violations of their employee’s rights. Visit our Testimonials page to hear what past clients have to say about Hach & Rose, LLP. We do not get paid unless we win your case. Contact us by chatting live, filling out an email form, or by calling us at (212) 779-0057 to discuss the specifics of your case.

Workers’ Rights Cases We Handle

Hach & Rose, LLP has always been deeply committed to labor union members and their families; however, we are also committed to representing non-union members who work for private companies or the government. We have experience with workers’ rights cases including:

Occupations Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Complaints

Employers must provide a safe workplace that is free of dangerous health and safety conditions. A worker may report an unsafe and dangerous working condition to OSHA. OSHA is in place to protect employees from unsafe working environments and to enforce employers to comply with federal and state laws regarding workplace safety.

Work Injury Claims

A work injury is typically sustained at work doing your work duties or at work sponsored event where the company can be held accountable for your accident. If you suffered a work injury, your employer may be responsible for more than just workers compensation. They may be responsible for lost wages and other accommodations. You can view some of our successfully recovered work injury claims on our results page.

Employment Discrimination Claims

Employment discrimination claims cover any hiring, firing, and workplace harassment claims that are based on discriminatory sentiments. New York has laws in place that deems it illegal to discriminate against or harass an employee based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or retaliation. In turn, the federal and state governments have statutes that constrain discrimination in the private sector as well. If you feel like you have been treated differently and unfairly at work, you can get monetary compensation from your injuries.

Wrongful Discharge or Termination

Wrongful discharge or termination includes a firing decision based on discrimination, a breach of contract, violation of labor state and federal laws, a violation of whistleblower cases, and even firing as a form of sexual harassment. Please contact our attorneys to discuss the specifics of your case to determine if you have been a victim of wrongful termination.

Unpaid Overtime

The Fair Labor Standards Act states that nonexempt employees are eligible for overtime pay. Overtime pay is 150% of regular hourly wage (or time and a half), for every hour worked over 40 in a workweek. Common unpaid overtime issues include miscalculating hours work or the hourly rate and misclassifying exempt and nonexempt employees.

Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA) violations

FLSA guarantees workers rights to get paid fairly and properly. This includes employees getting paid minimum wage, overtime, commissions, tips, equal pay for men and women, pay for time off due to jury duty, family and medical leave, and sometimes paid vacation days off.

Misclassifications of Nonexempt/Exempt Workers

Misclassification of nonexempt and exempt workers claims are highly individualized and can be very complicated. If you believe that you have been misclassified as a nonexempt or exempt worker, please call us today to discuss the details of your situation to determine if you have a case against your employer.

Benefit Denials and Appeals

If your employer has denied you benefits, you have the right to appeal. Benefits include disability plans, medical insurance plans, life insurance, pensions, and 401k plans. Our lawyers have dealt with almost every variation of benefit denials case and understand how to adapt to what each unique case requires. 

Unemployment Claims

You may need a workers’ rights attorney if you have recently lost your job or been fired. Reasons to file claims includes if your claim for benefits was improperly denied, if you have been fired or quit your job, or if you have a legal claim against your employer. An attorney will help you understand your benefit and unemployment rights.

Whistleblower and (Qui Tam) Cases

Whistleblower laws are in place to protect the employee who reports the wrongdoings of their employer. Qui Tam cases refer to when an employee or whistleblower exposes fraud against the government. An individual who assists in a qui tam case may be entitled to a portion of the money recovered on behalf of the government.


Retaliation includes any action taken against an employee because they complained or reported any type of harassment in the workplace.Actions that are considered retaliation include termination of employment, salary reduction, negative evaluations and references, demotion, and changes in job assignments.


Unfortunately, there are some incidents where after an employee has been fired, employers will try to blacklist the fired employee from ever finding a job again. Blacklisting is often illegal and we are here to help you.

Drug Testing

Employers have a certain amount of power over their employees, and this power should always be used responsibly.  Depending on the job, drug testing can be an occupational necessity to ensure that employees are able to safely perform the duties of their job. Many employers require applicants to take a drug test before progressing their application to the final steps. In these cases, employers are simply doing their due diligence and setting expectations for their employees. However, in other circumstances, invasive and unnecessary testing may violate an employee’s right to privacy.

Polygraph Testing

It the state of New York it is illegal for employers to request, require, or use results of a lie detector test. Under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA), most private employers are not allowed to force employees to take polygraph tests. Wrongfully subjecting workers to polygraph tests is a violation of the United States labor laws. If you have been coerced to take a polygraph test or agreed to take one without knowing your rights, a lawyer can help you.

Infringement of Individual Rights

Please contact our office today if you believe that your rights have been violated in the workplace.

Wage Garnishments

A wage garnishment is when a creditor takes money from your paycheck before you receive it. However, there are legal limits to how much of your check can be garnished by creditors.

National Guard Employment Right to Return

Veterans and military personnel are protected until the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act (USERRA), which ensures that they do not receive, and unfair disadvantage when returning to civilian work. If you are having issues regaining employment upon your arrival back into civilian life, an attorney can help you gain employment at the same company or a comparable job.

Retirement Issues

Retirement benefits are a crucial asset to workers in NYC. Though the resources a company may allocate to retirement will vary based on the company, the government has passed certain acts like the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to ensure that employees have certain rights regarding their retirement. If you are having any problems with your retirement planning or you need an advocate, a workers’ rights lawyer can help.

If you believe any of these cases may be similar to what you have experienced, please call us today at (212) 779-0057 to discuss your case.

What Kind of Compensation am I Eligible For?

Because workers’ rights cases encompass a wide variety of legal issues, each case is different. We take a highly individualized approach to each case to get the best results for our clients. Contact us today to discuss your case and establish a plan of action. Once we determine what happened and who is responsible, we will collect the necessary evidence and build a strong case on your behalf.

Workers’ Rights Violations in the United States

In the United States, complaints are filed against employers every day. Whether it is a sexual harassment claim, discrimination claim, or a claim concerning overtime and proper pay, employees must take action and fight for the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys will help you. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), there were 3,478 workplace discrimination charges in 2018 in the state of New York. Also according to EEOC, there were 39,469 retaliation-based claims in the United States in 2018. These numbers are just to show that you are not alone if you believe that you have a case against your employer. Contact Hach & Rose, LLP today and we will help you determine the right plan to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Hach & Rose, LLP Will Fight For You

Our New York workers’ rights lawyers are here to protect the rights of every union and non-union employee. Although there are many of state and federal laws and regulations in place to protect your rights as an employee, sometimes an employer or company may still infringe upon your rights. Don’t wait to take action. Employers have a responsibility to their employees to maintain a safe and respectful work environment while properly compensating you for hours worked. If you believe that you have a case please contact us by chatting with us live, filling out an email form, or by calling us at (212) 779-0057 to discuss the specifics of your case.

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