Wage & Hour
New York City Wage and Hour Attorneys
Our attorneys at O'Dwyer & Bernstien understand that wage theft and exploitation are not problems confined to one kind or class of worker. We make it our mission to serve as both a compassionate ear and a voice for New York's exploited workers.
Workers in New York City and throughout the nation are protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the law that protects workers from abuses such as wage theft through unpaid overtime.Many workers are not aware of the FLSA by name, but they are most certainly aware of what it protects: the 40-hour workweek, paid overtime and a minimum hourly wage. When employers fail to live up to their responsibilities under this act, it can prove extremely costly for employees who rely on their wages to support their families.
At O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, we stand strongly on the side of workers. We have been representing workers for more than 100 years and are proud to fight for their rights. We have seen too many cases of employers denying overtime, misclassifying employees, denying breaks and robbing their employees of tips. We are tired of it and look forward to holding these unscrupulous employers accountable.
You Have Rights And We Will Fight For Them
The biggest weapon you have is information. Employers rely on employees being ignorant to rob them of the wages they are due. Now that you realize something is wrong, you can rely on our lawyers to make things right.
We have extensive experience taking cases to trial, and our opponents know we mean business. This allows us to negotiate settlements from a position of strength to maximize compensation for our clients.
After 100 years, O'Dwyer & Bernstien has built an exemplary reputation throughout New York City as a staunch and powerful advocate for workers of all kinds who are victims of wage inequality.