Are You Being Paid Cash in Hand by Your Employer?
It is very common for employers in New York to pay their employees in cash. If you are one of thousands of New Yorkers who receives payment “under the table,” you may face some serious consequences in the future.
If you are paid off the books, you may face significant problems in the long run. When you reach retirement age, you will not be able to claim Social Security or Medicare. If you acquire a disability that prevents you from working, you will not have access to Social Security Disability benefits. And if you are injured at work, you will not be able to pursue workers’ compensation. If you lose your job, you may not be able to qualify for unemployment benefits. In short, unreported employment can leave you unprotected. At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we can help.
Queens, New York Labor Law Attorneys for Unreported Employment
Even if you have been working for cash for years, we can work with your employer to rectify the situation and legitimize your compensation processes. Under the law, your employer may be required to pay your portion of Social Security and Medicare taxes, thus making you eligible for benefits in the future.
You may fear that if you report an employer for paying cash, you will lose your job, but the law protects you from this sort of retaliation. Our lawyers will enforce your rights to the fullest extent of the law.
Contact Ricotta & Marks, P.C.
At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we take aggressive action on behalf of our clients. Contact our office by calling 800-240-9269. Our Jackson Heights, Queens, office is steps from the 7 train. Spanish translation service is available 24 hours a day.