New York City Worker Misclassification Lawyers
If you feel that your pay does not match the duties that you are performing at work, your employer may have misclassified your employment status. Non-exempt and exempt employee misclassification can cost employees in time and money. You could be missing out on overtime pay and other benefits that are owed to you. You could even be entitled to a salary bump. The experienced attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP want you to know that no matter your classification, as a worker you have rights. Our skilled New York City team is passionate about defending the rights of working New Yorkers. To learn more about what we can do for you, contact us today at (212) 779-0057 to schedule a free and confidential consultation.
Do I Need a Worker Misclassification Lawyer?
Often, non-exempt and exempt employee misclassification happens unintentionally, and your employer is likely not purposefully trying to harm you. However, even if the misclassification was unintentional, you may still be entitled to back pay or other aid appropriate for your situation. Knowing if you need a lawyer isn’t always clear, but if you suspect that your employment status needs to be reclassified, you could benefit from a lawyer’s evaluation of the specifics of your situation, and help getting your classification changed.
If you believe that your employer has taken advantage of your hard work by misclassifying you, get in touch with a lawyer as soon as you can. In one consultation a lawyer can evaluate your situation and give you a clear idea of what legal representation would do for you. Holding a company legally accountable for misclassifying employment requires legal knowledge. In some rare cases, workers have been able to get the necessary resources from their employer without the help of a lawyer. However, this scenario is not common and incredibly costly in both time and effort. The stress of dealing with a complicated legal situation like employment misclassification is best entrusted to an experienced employment lawyer.
Why Choose Hach & Rose, LLP to Handle My Case?
At Hach & Rose, LLP, our team has over 100 years of collective experience holding companies accountable and representing people who have been taken advantage of. Your work should be rewarded and fairly compensated. If your company is using your hard work and not offering you benefits commensurate with your work, we are ready to stand beside you and hold your company to account. Our team is composed of highly successful New Yorkers whose knowledge and skills have won us numerous accolades over the years, including an AV-Preeminent Rating with Martindale Hubbell, the highest possible rating. You can rest assured that when you work with us, you are working with the best.
What Should I Know About Non-Exempt and Exempt Employee Misclassification?
Most misclassification issues happen unintentionally. Your employer may not consciously be trying to take advantage of you, but by not paying attention or evaluating your work correctly, employees end up harmed. When a company classifies an employee as exempt, it usually indicates that the employer does not have to pay that worker overtime pay. Exempt employees often receive a higher salary and added benefits. In contrast, non-exempt employees tend to have fewer responsibilities, are owed overtime pay when applicable, and cost the company less in overhead.
It is not your job to know if you have been misclassified. It is your employer’s job. If you have a suspicion that you are not being properly compensated, if you have been denied overtime pay and you are non-exempt, or if you are exempt but do not have many responsibilities, that may be indication enough that you are misclassified. The easiest way to find out is to contact a lawyer.
Companies who have misclassified employees rectify the problem by paying the employee what they are owed, either through backpay or with a promotion. By not classifying people properly, companies often stand to save money in taxes, which is why if you suspect that you have been misclassified, the issue can be very complicated.
Let a New York Misclassification Lawyer Fight for You
Unfortunately, many New York workers don’t know they’re being taken advantage of until it’s already been happening for a significant period of time. Every worker is entitled to dignity and fair compensation. When companies try to skirt around their legal obligations to employees, the lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP protect the rights of those workers. If you need help with an exempt or non-exempt employee misclassification issue, we are ready to listen. Give one of our workers’ rights lawyers a call at (212) 779-0057 to schedule a free consultation in which we can discuss your case.