Usual Wage Victims
Usual Wage Victims
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 and Long Island
Labor Employment Lawyers in Queens and Long Island
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At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we represent employees in a broad spectrum of legal matters, including:
Wage & Hour Disputes
At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., employment law is our sole focus. We have represented teachers facing a broad spectrum of legal issues and we are committed to protecting teachers’ rights. To learn more, please do not hesitate to contact us and schedule a free initial and confidential consultation at our Queens or Long Island offices today.
Sometimes these “Jekyll and Hyde” switches occur because a superior learned something about a subordinate that then caused him or her to have a negative bias, like the employee was of a certain religion or sexual orientation. Sometimes the reason is more obvious, like a bias against people of a certain race, being male or female, a woman becoming pregnant or people with disabilities.
Other Employment Law Issues
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.