Are You Being Paid Less Than Minimum Wage?

Labor and wage laws exist for a reason. When you put in a hard day’s work, you deserve to be paid fairly for that effort. That’s why states have minimum wage laws, which set the minimum amount workers can be paid per hour for their time. Although it varies from state to state, the principle of these laws is the same: honest work deserves honest pay.

Unfortunately, however, some employers ignore their obligations to their employees and neglect to pay them the legally required amount. Sometimes they try to create workarounds (like misclassifying their workers); other times, they simply fail to give workers the money they are due. Both are wrong.

As an American worker, it is important to familiarize yourself with the minimum wage in your state to ensure you are being paid fairly. New Jersey, for example, recently raised its minimum wage from $8.44 per hour to $8.60 per hour — and the governor and state legislature may raise it even higher.

Minimum Wage By State

StateMinimum Hourly Wage as of 1/1/2018
New Jersey$8.60
New York$12.00

Despite the figures you see here and in the news, it can be a good idea to talk to a lawyer if you are confused about the minimum wage in your area. In New York, for example, that minimum wage is higher in certain counties, or for businesses that employ more than 11 people.

If your boss is paying you less than the minimum wage in your state, you should contact an attorney. You may be able to recover the wages that were stolen from you. It is important to contact a law firm with experience fighting for workers’ rights. O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble is one such firm.

Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today

At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe in the importance of paying people fairly. Our experienced attorneys have won millions of dollars for our clients. We will listen to your story and help you get the wages you earned. We will help you explore the best possible options for your case, possibly including financial compensation.

Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss wage theft and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.

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