Wage and hour disputes are pressing workplace issues in Connecticut and New York. At Mitchell & Sheahan, we provide trustworthy advice and guidance to employees, working to protect their rights and interests.

Our legal team helps employees understand and defend their rights. Above all, we aim to foster fair and legally sound employment practices. Contact us today to consult with an experienced wage-and-hour attorney.

Wage and Hours Laws in Connecticut and New York

Wage and hour laws in Connecticut and New York govern minimum wage, overtime pay, and record-keeping practices, ensuring fair compensation for employees. While federal guidelines under the Fair Labor Standards Act set the baseline, both states have specific provisions:

  • Minimum Wage: As of 2023, Connecticut’s minimum wage is $15.00 per hour, surpassing the federal minimum. New York’s minimum wage varies based on region and employer size, with the New York City area often seeing higher rates.
  • Overtime Pay: Both states mandate overtime pay at 1.5 times the regular rate for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek. This aligns with federal standards, ensuring employees receive appropriate compensation for extended work hours.

Common Employee Wage and Hour Claims

Wage and hour claims represent some of the most frequent disputes in the workplace, often stemming from misunderstandings or misapplications of labor laws. These claims typically include:

  • Unpaid Overtime: Employees not receiving overtime pay for hours worked beyond the standard 40-hour workweek.
  • Minimum Wage Violations: Compensation falling below the state-mandated minimum wage.
  • Uncompensated Work Hours: Failing to pay for all employees’ hours, including prep or cleanup time.

How Mitchell & Sheahan Can Assist Employees

At Mitchell & Sheahan, we regularly guide employees through the complexities of wage and hour laws. Our capabilities lie in identifying potential areas of non-compliance, providing practical solutions to avoid costly legal disputes, and protecting workers’ rights to fair compensation.

We provide informed legal representation for employees who believe their rights have been violated. We assist in claims related to unpaid overtime, minimum wage violations, and other wage-related issues. Our approach is tailored to each client’s unique situation, ensuring they receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

Talk to Our Experienced Connecticut & New York Wage and Hour Attorneys

Understanding and defending your rights under wage and hour laws can be challenging. That’s where Mitchell & Sheahan comes in. Contact us today for effective representation and dependable service if you are facing a wage and hour dispute.

Mitchell & Sheahan, based in Stratford, CT, serves clients in Stratford, Fairfield County, New Haven County, Greenwich, Danbury, White Plains, and NY.