Minimum Wage Violations



We’ve helped employees just like you recover millions in damages. We can help you too!

El-Hag & Associates, P.C is a labor & employment law firm that fights for employees, workers, and freelancers who are the victims of minimum wage violations. Often workers not familiar with Federal, State, and Local work Laws, do not realize that they may be owed wages due to minimum wage violations by the employer.

Because of this, our goal as an employee minimum wage violation labor and employment law firm, is to educate and empower every working person in Westchester County New York, New York City, and the surrounding areas to learn whether they are victims of minimum wage violations now, or how to protect themselves, so they are never taken advantage of by their employer. We will educate you about your minimum wage earning rights at work and create a comprehensive legal strategy and plan to address your Unpaid minimum wage wages or employer wage theft legal needs. We guarantee a relationship of ongoing trust, transparency, and communication in dealing with your unpaid minimum wage violation legal issues. If you feel you have been paid incorrectly with respect to your minimum wage or otherwise, treated unfairly in the workplace, or wrongly terminated, call El-Hag & Associates, P.C- a Westchester New York labor & employment law firm and we will fight for you.

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), payment for the number of hours an employee works in a given week is protected by federal law and should not be interfered with by an employer or affected by workplace policies. Each state is allowed to adopt its own minimum wage. A state can choose to apply the FLSA federal minimum wage of $7.25 or it can create its own minimum wage that applies to most workers in the state.

As of December 31, 2021, the minimum hourly rates that employers must pay to tipped workers in NY are shown below.

NYC, Long Island, and Westchester County Service Employees $12.50 Cash Wage and $2.50 Tip Credit and the remainder of NY $11.00 Cash Wage and $2.20 Tip Credit

Food Service Workers in NYC, Long Island, and Westchester County $10.00 Cash Wage and $5.00 Tip Credit with the remainder of NY $8.80 Cash Wage and $4.40 from tips.

Although the state’s minimum wage applies to most types of workers, employers are allowed to pay tipped employees less than the required minimum wage as long as the amount of tips an employee brings in makes up the difference.

There are limitations in the hospitality industry in New York where the hospitality industry employers may not take to present for Workers spend more than two hours or 20% of the shift feeling that work or weeks from service employees receive tips averaging less per hour than the following: in resort hotels in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County $8.40 and in the remainder New York State $7.40. In restaurants in or near hotels in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County $3.25, and in the remainder of New York State $2.85.

Tip allowances are not permitted in miscellaneous industries which is all the industries except hospitality building service, and farm workers. An employer cannot detain or keep any tips received by the employee

Are you an hourly, salaried, or tipped worker?

You might be owed tens of thousands of dollars in lost wages, emotional distress, and other damages and not even know it!

Our NY Minimum Wage Violations Law Firm Will Fight To Get Your Money

If you believe your employer has stolen overtime wages from you, our minimum wage violations lawyers can help you recover what is rightfully yours.
  • No upfront fees or retainers - we get paid only if YOU get paid
  • You could get DOUBLE your unpaid minimum wages, including overtime, in penalties and damages the employer must make up the difference.
  • ​8 in 10 clients recover tens of thousands, and 2 in 10 can recover life changing amounts.
  • Generally takes 4 - 9 months from start to money-in-your-pocket
  • Our minimum wage violation lawyers will know how to best collect evidence to prove your case and build a strong argument.yers will know how to best collect evidence to prove your case and build a strong argument.
  • Our experienced unpaid minimum wage violations and unpaid wages attorneys can negotiate on your behalf to get you the best possible outcome.
  • Our unpaid minimum wage violations wage theft lawyers can help you file a claim with the Department of Labor or take your case to court. (Which is unnecessary in most cases)
  • Protection from revenge - your boss can’t fire you, change your hours or mess with your work environment due to your minimum wage violations or Wage Theft Claim
  • ​You can recover from any company you worked for in the past six years for unpaid part of your minimum wage
  • We’ll do all the hard work to get you your Money. You just need to give us the details. You (usually) won’t even have to show up
  • You can get your job back or front pay instead of getting your job back so you have money in your pocket while you look for another job.
  • Hiring our experienced NY minimum wage violations law firm gives you the best chance of recovering the minimum wage pay and other wages that were stolen from you.

Unpaid Overtime Case Results and Testimonials

Case Results & Testimonials

  • James recovered $160,000 in severance pay and left work on his own terms.
  • Katrina recovered $60,000 when her employer denied her leave for her disabled child (3 years pay)!
  • Tony recovered $50,000 for losing his job after his boss made racists comments!
  • Monica recovered $25,000 in unpaid overtime because her boss incorrectly treated her as not entitled to overtime under the law as a salaried office worker.
  • Manuel recovered $45,000 as a deli worker because he worked more than 40 hours a week without overtime pay. The boss paid him off the books without paying him any overtime and we recovered an extra $10,000 in penalties.
Contact us right now for a FREE Minimum Wage Violations Consultation. If you don't act fast you can lose your chance to recover!
Do I Have an Unpaid wages Case

Were your minimum wage earnings stolen?

Here are the most common tricks business owners use to steal employee wages:

  • Calling you an independent contractor when you are not an independent contractor.

  • Telling you that you are not entitled to overtime pay when you work over 40 hours in a workweek.

  • Paying by day or by the project instead of by the hour.

  • Forcing you to work outside standard hours without counting the hours worked.

  • ​Not paying tipped workers an hourly wage in addition to tips.

  • Deducting time from your pay like breaks and lunch periods when you did not take a break or lunch period.

What are the most common jobs in which minimum wage violations and wage theft occur?

  • Hospitality and service workers

    Hospitality & Service Workers

    Restaurants, Bars, Hotels, Casinos, Clubs, Exotic Dancers, and Similar Establishments

  • Personal services providers

    Barbershops, Nail Salons, Childcare, Cleaning Companies, Animal Care and Service Workers, Barbers, Hairdressers & Cosmetologists, Childcare Workers, Fitness Trainers & Instructors, Gaming Services Workers, Home Health Aides, & Personal Care Aides, Manicurists & Pedicurists

  • Office workers an low-level management

    Accounts payable clerk, Customer service representative, Data-entry clerk, CAD technician, Executive Assistant, Office Manager.Scheduler.

  • Most construction employees

    Construction Employees, laborer, helper

  • Inside sales people

    Inside sales-people

    ISR – Inbound Sales Rep, LDR – Lead Development Rep, LRR – Lead Response Rep, MQR – Marketing Qualification Rep, MRR – Market Response Rep, SDR – Sales Development Rep, BDR – Business Development Rep, ADR – Account Development Rep

  • Most retail workers

    Most Retil Workers including Cashier, Sales Associate, Store Manager, Buyer, Visual Merchandiser, Advertising & Marketing Manager, Cleaning & Maintenance, Security Guard

  • Most janitorial employee

    Janitorial, Custodial & Cleaning Services People


Free No-Commitment Consultations relating to your minimum wage violation matter

We do not charge a fee to investigate your minimum wage violations case

Labor & Employment Lawyers with Results, Resources & Experience

Our Free Employment minimum wage violation Consultations are Confidential and Private.

We are a highly Experienced & Successful Labor and Unemployment Law Firm in NY.

How we help you recover your
unpaid minimum wage violations in just 4-9 months



10-minute initial free wage evaluation. We give you the game plan that you can follow even if you do not want to work with us. Just fill out the form to start.


Detailed Consult

If you decide to move forward, we build your case. Give us your documents. Give us the details.

Demand Letter

We send a letter to your company. Many times we can get a settlement negotiated in the beginning without even going to court. You can get your money in as little as two months.


We file the lawsuit, we spend the money, you only have to be involved for a few hours over the course of the lawsuit. 90% of the time, we manage to settle the case, you get paid. 



the lawsuit, you sign some papers and get your check.  

Don’t let your employer keep your hard-earned Overtime minimum wage minimum wage Work money by threatening or scaring you into inaction. Let our Overtime Pay & Wage Theft Law Firm Fight for You

  • You can sue any company you worked for in the past six years. It does not have to be a company at which you are currently working.

  • The law protects you. The law prevents retaliation. You can collect unpaid overtime and other lost wages and benefits, penalties, demand your job back, and even demand front pay (money to cover you for the time it would take to find new work.

  • Attorney-Client Privilege- We CANNOT tell anyone about your case unless you ask us to. Your call is 100% confidential and protected by the attorney-client privilege.

  • ​Attack only when you’re comfortable. We only move forward when you are ready. There is no pressure to start. You can have your free wage evaluation, come up with a strategy, collect evidence, and begin when you are ready.

Why you should not wait to take action 

There are many reasons why you need to act fast before you lose your chance to collect your Minimum Wage Pay And other wages and benefits that you may be entitled to
  • The Company can go out of business.

  • You can run out of time to bring a lawsuit if you haven't already

  • The company can be sold or transferred

  • Someone else could sue and complicate your chance of collecting your wages

  • The company could file for bankruptcy

  • The owner could die

Client VideoTestimonials

Justina Peets

Justina Peets

3 months ago via Google

Jordan and his staff was so professional, and on top of my case, they updated me throughout the process the whole way through! If i ever need a lawyer again i will be calling Jordan without a second thought.

Matthew Zekanovic

Matthew Zekanovic

a year ago via Google

Jordan and his team are the best at what they do. His professionalism is nothing but superior and made the whole process easy and stress free. There wasn't a single objective that he couldn't overcome. Jordan was nothing but honest, transparent, and easy to work with. Never at one point did I feel he wasn't trustworthy. He guided me in the right direction to achieve the best possible outcome, and succeeded. I wouldn't recommend anyone else but El-Hag & Associates!



a year ago via Google

I hired Jordan to take a look at a recent employment agreement. Unlike other lawyers, it was a pleasure communicating with him. We had an initial phone call and within 2 hours he read the documents, attached notes to specific parts of it and was able to break it down for me in plain English. He has been available for follow up questions without demanding additional pay - which I appreciate. I work in the psychiatry field and have a very good sense for people and their trustworthiness. I will definitely be coming back to Jordan for any future legal advice associated with my business. I also plan to recommend him to colleagues, friends and family. A+ experience!

Jeffrey Medina

Jeffrey Medina

a year ago via Google

Very responsive and knowledgeable. Great guy who is willing to help no matter how big or small the issue or question.

Kinney Glass

Kinney Glass

2 months ago via Google

I was discouraged by other firms who told me it wasn’t worth effort. After the first time speaking with Jordan El-Hag I decided to place my faith in him. He was patient and meticulous. Always keeping me up to date with the case. When curveballs would come my way the team would reassure me not to worry. I will recommend everyone I know to El Hag and Associates.

Why clients prefer El-Hag Law


Company lied by saying employees should not be paid for travel time because they only used the construction headquarters for commuting.


Hired a private detective to video tape the construction yard in the mornings to show that the workday began when employees arrived to work.


We secured for our client one of the largest single-person wage recoveries that the Judge had seen in his career!


Company tried to not pay our client who worked in an office overtime by claiming she was an exempt administrative employee and sales person. 


We got the business owner to lie under oath, and then showed the court the evidence of our client working at the restaurant. Subjecting the company owner to perjury charges.


Our client secured $35,000 and was able to start a restaurant of his own with his family using the settlement money.


Company tried to not pay our client who worked in an office overtime by claiming she was an exempt administrative employee and sales person. 


We threatened to bring a class action lawsuit against the company because they misclassified all the workers in the same position, and we were able to negotiate a premium settlement for our client. 


We secured our client $50,000 and she landed a new job the next week. She was able to buy a new car for commuting and put money into her retirement savings account.


“El-Hag helped me recover $100,000 in unpaid overtime because the time spent traveling was not paid”

Awareness is the first step to stopping minimum wage violations and wage theft. If any of these scenarios apply to you, then you should call El-Hag & Associates, PC, today. The most important thing is to keep track of the hours you work. Do not rely on your employer to do that for you. It can add up to a significant amount of money.

In Westchester New York, many working men and women living in Yonkers, Mount Vernon and New Rochelle are victims of minimum wage violations and wage theft. That is why El-Hag & Associates, P.C is a Westchester unpaid wage and minimum wage law firm, focusing on employment law in Westchester New York. If you find that you have not been paid properly, contact El-Hag & Associates, P.C today and we can help you get the unpaid wages or that your boss has not paid you. Make sure you protect your rights and your livelihood.