Law Offices of Yale Pollack,P.C

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A Legal Team That Is Well-versed in Employment Law

New York’s labor rules are complicated. You’ll need the expertise of an experienced and well-respected employment law firm to remain on top of this ever-changing legal landscape.

In Nassau County, Yale Pollack offers competent legal services to both businesses and employees. Our firm has successfully represented various clients in civil litigation and employment contract development and enforcement, ranging from enforcing non-compete agreements to advocating for workers’ rights involving discrimination and sexual harassment.

Employee Advocates with Years Of Experience

The Yale Pollack Law Firm has a track record of success in wage and hour disputes including discrimination cases. Many workers aren’t aware of their rights under labor regulations. Through effective legal effort, our employment law experts have helped salaried employees and hourly workers recover the money they were owed.

We assist employees in recouping compensation for:

  • Overtime that is not compensated
  • Non-payment of minimum salary
  • Incorrect deductions
  • Other violations of the wage and hour laws

Whether you have a question about your employer’s unlawful discrimination, your rights in a whistleblower claim, or your leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, our experienced legal team has handled a wide range of employment issues.

You may be entitled to more compensation than you know if your employer has not been paying you all that you are owed under the law. To explore your circumstances and legal possibilities, contact our attorneys. We represent clients in all five boroughs of New York City, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties, as well as northern New Jersey.

Employer Advisory, Drafting, and Litigation Services

We’ve helped companies in a variety of industries with contract drafting, employment law compliance, and dispute resolution. Clients are frequently recommended to us by colleagues and other firms who rely on our experience to help them.

We advise both large and small businesses on contract creation and revision, including severance agreements and employment contracts. We offer general employment legal advice and routinely assist firms in the preparation of employment manuals, employee handbooks, and other critical rules and contracts to safeguard their enterprises.

If allegations of discrimination, harassment, or wage and hour claims arise, we have a reputation for skillful advocacy both at the bargaining table and in the courtroom based on our track record of success.

What Is The New York Statute Of Limitations For Employment Claims?

Many people are concerned about how long they have to launch a lawsuit if their employer violates the law. It’s a complicated question with different answers depending on the type of claim and if it includes a breach of municipal, state, or federal law.

An employment claim’s statute of limitations might span from months to years. However, in many circumstances, there is only a limited amount of time to file a claim. Employees in New York, for example, who allege discrimination under federal law must normally file with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 300 days of the claimed offense. A discrimination claim must be filed within three years of the discriminatory act under the New York City or State Human Rights Law.

The statute of limitations varies for lawsuits involving an employer’s failure to pay the minimum wage or overtime compensation. Employees have six years from the date of the infraction to submit a claim under state law. Under federal law, however, wage and hour claims must be filed within two or three years of the violation, depending on the circumstances. As a result, it’s vital to get legal counsel as soon as possible to protect your rights.

What Is The Role Of Human Resources In Violations Of Employment Laws?

Employees should consider informing their human resources department if they suspect a breach of employment law. All employee claims must be investigated in good faith by HR departments, and corrective action must be taken if necessary. Legal action may be necessary if HR fails to investigate or correct valid potential employment breaches. If your workplace does not have an HR department or you are unsure whether or not to report what you have witnessed, seek legal advice from an employment attorney.

Is New York’s law more protective of workers than the federal law?

Yes, in many instances, New York law protects employees better than federal law.

The New York Labor Law, which oversees wage and hour legislation, allows employees to recover damages that are not accessible under federal law, and it has a six-year statute of limitations rather than the two or three years allowed by federal law. Municipalities can also enact legislation that provides additional safeguards for city employees, such as a higher minimum salary.

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