Wage and Benefit Laws

A great number of disputes are the result of wage and benefit laws. Wages must be paid in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and applicable employment contracts. When there are wage and hour violations, we act to ensure an employee or labor union is effectively represented.

The attorneys at Greenberg Burzichelli Greenberg P.C. have a long history representing individual employees or labor unions through a wide range of legal disputes. We have experience in both the private and public sector of occupations. Our firm has gained a reputation of dedication, diligence and professionalism through our history of representing employees and labor unions.

Our work in the area of wage and benefit laws includes:

  • Workers, laborers and mechanics: Our firm represents trades that are governed by New York State Labor Law Section 220. These groups get their wages set pursuant to comptroller determination issued by the state or city’s comptroller office. There are certain proceedings that our lawyers participate in to set the prevailing wage rate. We represent the affected groups to ensure the wage rate is accurate.
  • OATH: In New York City, the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) conducts the trials of any wage and benefit disputes. It is an independent and neutral administrative body that also conducts trials regarding employee discipline (Section 75 of New York State Civil Service Law).
  • FLSA: Our firm also advises and actively participates in negotiation for collective bargaining provisions as they relate to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In certain circumstances, collective bargaining representatives are permitted to negotiate directly with employers.

In the case of private versus public sectors, the law is equally applicable, but there are certain provisions that might be applicable to different sectors. An experienced attorney can explain the differences and options that might be applicable in your specific situation.

If you have questions regarding labor and employment law, contact Greenberg Burzichelli Greenberg P.C. to schedule a consultation.