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Unpaid Overtime

Top-Rated Employment Lawyers Handling Unpaid Overtime Claims in Queens, Long Island, and Throughout New York

Just because your employer tells you that you are not entitled to overtime pay doesn’t make it true. Throughout New York, there are thousands of workers just like you who are not receiving overtime pay from their employers—even though they have earned it and are entitled to it by law. If you believe that you have been unfairly denied overtime pay, Ricotta & Marks, P.C., can help. Call our Queens employment lawyers now for a completely confidential review of your unpaid overtime claim.

We Handle the Full Range of Unpaid Overtime Claims

Employees in New York may be denied full overtime pay for a wide variety of different reasons. In some cases, employers may be acting in outright bad faith—intentionally setting up obstacles to deny workers the overtime benefits that they deserve. In other cases, there may be an oversight, mistake, or misunderstanding that prevents you from getting your full pay. Regardless of the circumstances, our New York wage and hour lawyers can help. We handle all types of overtime claims, including: 

  • Failure to Accurately Record Hours: In many cases, employees are denied full overtime pay because companies miscount their hours. If you believe that your full hours are not being recorded, our unpaid overtime attorneys are here to help. 
  • Employee Misclassification: Frequently, employers misclassify employees as contractors to avoid paying overtime. However, it does not matter whether your employer gave you a 1099 form or a W4—depending on the nature of your work, you may still be entitled to overtime pay under the law.
  • Tipped Worker Violations: Tipped workers may still be eligible for overtime pay. Though, calculating the overtime rate of tipped employees can be complicated. If you are a tipped worker who has been improperly denied overtime compensation, our New York wage and hour attorneys can help.

An Overview of the Overtime Regulations in the FLSA

While there are some state and local regulations in place, the key workplace overtime protections arise from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the FLSA, non-exempt employees must be paid time and a half (1.5x) for all hours worked above 40 in a workweek. Employers have a legal responsibility to properly determine which employees are non-exempt and to accurately record their time spent working. The laws governing overtime pay are complex, which is why it is important to consult a lawyer. Learn about mortgage loan officers and overtime claims on our FAQ page for unpaid overtime

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At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we represent employees in a broad spectrum of legal matters, including:


According to the NY Department of Human Rights, employers can be held responsible for sexual harassment in the workplace in the following circumstances:
If the harassment was the fault of a co-owner, manager, or supervisor the employer is responsible, regardless of whether or not they knew it was occurring
If the harassment occurred among regular employees, the employer can be held responsible if they knew about it, should have known about it, or failed to have a sexual harassment policy in place.
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Employee Discrimination

Our lawyers are prepared to represent clients who face any type of employment discrimination such as:
Gender discrimination
Marital status discrimination
Pregnancy discrimination and FMLA violations
Sexual orientation discrimination, including transgender discrimination and harassment
Age discrimination
Race or national origin discrimination
Disability discrimination
Religious discrimination
Criminal record discrimination
Violations of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
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Wage & Hour Disputes

We handle many cases that involve wage and hour disputes, including people in certain industries who often fall victim to these situations as well as instances involving:
Unpaid overtime
Under-the-table compensation
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Education Law

New York City teachers face challenges inside and outside the classroom. When they face the possibility of losing their jobs, they deserve representation by experienced attorneys.

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.

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Wrongful Termination

Even in an ‘At Will’ Work Situation, You Have the Right to Work. Employers will always claim that they had a valid reason to lay off or fire an employee. But in many circumstances, this is just disguised discrimination of one form or another. Continued employment and advancement is frequently based on performance reviews. If you have a perfect record, then suddenly go from perfect to pariah, it may be a case of your supervisor or employer giving a negative review in order to have an excuse to remove you from your position or deny a promotion.

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.

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Other Employment Law Issues

As a full-service employment law firm, we can also help you with:
Labor and union representation
Mediation and arbitration matters
Employment contract negotiations and matters
Employer defense
Our New York employment attorneys are dedicated to ensuring that all workers have the opportunity to pursue successful careers, and experience workplaces that are free of harassment or other situations that create tension.
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Unpaid Overtime Attorneys in New York Serving Queens and Brooklyn – What To Bring To Your Appointment

Prepare for your appointment with our Queens unpaid wages attorneys by bringing timesheets, pay stubs, calendars, itineraries or any other document that shows the actual amount of hours you worked and the pay you received. We will examine your documentation to determine whether or not you have a valid claim against your employer.

Even if you are unable to provide documentation, we may still be able to take action to obtain retroactive overtime pay. Do not think that just because you do not currently have access to all of the relevant documentation, that you do not have a claim. Bring us all of the information that you have and our unpaid overtime lawyers will help you get started on getting access to the full and fair wages that you earned.

How Our Queens Wage and Hour Attorneys Can Help

Navigating the web of state and federal wage and hour regulations can be complicated. Too many workers who have been improperly denied overtime pay feel that they have no options. At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we are committed to getting employees the full and fair wages that they rightfully earned. Hard work should be compensated. When you call us, you will speak to a New York employment attorney who can: 

  • Conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your unpaid overtime claim; 
  • Answer your questions and explain your rights under state and federal law; 
  • Investigate the matter—gathering the documents and records to bring a claim; and
  • Take aggressive legal action to get you the full financial compensation you deserve. 

Our entire legal practice is focused on employment law. We put all of our energy and resources into protecting the rights and interests of employees—not big companies. As we strictly control our total caseload, our Queens unpaid overtime lawyers are in the best position to provide each and every client with the focused, personalized attention that they deserve.

Call Our New York City Unpaid Overtime Lawyers for Help With Your Case

At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., our New York wage and hour attorneys are skilled, client-focused advocates for employees. We will protect your rights and help you recover financial compensation for your unpaid wages. If you have been denied overtime pay, contact our law firm Ricotta & Marks, P.C., to learn more about what our New York employment lawyers can do for you. There is no fee unless we win your case. Call us at 347-727-0661.

Read more about Unpaid Overtime on our FAQ page.

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