Labor & Employment 

Running a business is a grueling task. At CLG, we advise companies and small business on compliance with all relevant federal, state, and local labor laws as well as representing these businesses in the event they are sued by their employees. 

The last several years has seen a dramatic rise in the number of lawsuits filed for overtime and minimum wage cases, especially in federal court. Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, employers are required to pay workers the prevailing minimum wage and time and a half for all hours worked over 40 hours per week. New York State protects workers under the New York Labor Law and Wage Theft Prevention Act requiring the same minimum wage and overtime pay as well as certain notices to be given to all employees regarding their wages. 

The law also prohibits retaliation against employees for complaints made under any federal, state, or local labor law and prohibits discrimination based on age, sex, race, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, disability and other protected categories. 

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