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Unpaid overtime and minimum wages

Both Federal and New York State law require that employers pay the vast majority of employees at least the minimum wage and overtime at the rate of one and a half times their regular hourly rate for all hours worked in excess of forty hours in a week.  The current federal minimum wage is $7.25.  In 2017, the minimum wage is $11.00 for New York City employers with 11 or more employees, and is $10.50 for New York City employers with 10 or less employees.  For employers in Long Island and Westchester the minimum wage is $10.00, while everywhere it is $9.70. Every year there are hundreds of cases filed in courts throughout New York by employees who claim they were not paid the minimum wage or overtime.  Below are some of the most common types of cases involving the failure to pay minimum wage and overtime.

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