Wage and hour disputes are pressing workplace issues in Connecticut and New York. At Mitchell & Sheahan, we provide trustworthy advice and guidance to employers, working to protect their interests and ensure compliance with labor laws.

Our legal team helps employers navigate the complexities of classification to ensure compliance with labor laws. 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 Hour 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 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.
  • Misclassified Workers: Incorrectly classifying employees as exempt from overtime or as independent contractors.
  • Uncompensated Work Hours: Failing to pay for all employees’ hours, including prep or cleanup time.

How Mitchell & Sheahan Can Assist

At Mitchell & Sheahan, we regularly guide employers 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 maintaining fair workplace practices.

For employers, we offer thorough audits of wage and hour practices, ensuring all operations align with current laws. This proactive approach minimizes the risk of litigation and helps maintain a fair and compliant workplace environment.

Talk to an Experienced Connecticut & New York Wage and Hour Attorney Today

Understanding and complying with wage and hour laws is challenging. That’s where Mitchell & Sheahan comes in. Contact us today for effective representation and dependable service if you face 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.