Wage and Hour Law

Minimum Wage ● Overtime Pay Laws ● Tip Pooling Disputes

Lawyers at Barry, Corrado, & Grassi, PC help employees who have been treated unfairly to take action against their employers. Many state and federal statutes – including the Fair Labor Standards Act – guarantee every worker the right to receive fair pay for an honest day’s work.

Even if your employer pays you in cash or “under the table” you are entitled to the full minimum wage and overtime wages. Contact our firm today to exercise your right to receive fair wages.

To speak with an attorney at Barry.Corrado.Grassi & Grassi PC, call (609) 729-1333, or contact us online.

Do you receive fair overtime pay for every hour you work over 40? If you earn less than minimum wage, do you have a sufficient opportunity to make up the difference with tips? Stand up for your rights!

At Barry.Corrado.Grassi & Grassi PC, our attorneys are eager to discuss your wage and hour disputes. Please contact our firm today.

If you believe your employer is treating you unfairly, then you can help yourself and your co-workers by taking action today. If you know your employer is violating the law, then every day you wait is another day spent being victimized. If you’re unsure whether or not your case has merit, there’s one way to find out.

Frequent Disputes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania Wage and Hour Law

The experienced lawyers at Barry.Corrado.Grassi & Grassi PC are eager to discuss your wage and hour disputes. Please contact our firm today for problems related to the following:

  • Minimum Wage:
    The New Jersey minimum wage is currently set at $7.15 per hour. The Pennsylvania minimum wage is the same. Anyone who makes less than this amount must have a job that supplements their income in other ways, like tips. Otherwise, if you aren’t making minimum wage, you may have a claim.
  • Tip Pooling:
    Recently, there was a $100 million verdict against Starbuck’s for “tip pooling.” “Tip Pooling” is when a restaurant’s owner forces waiters to share their tips with other restaurant employees. This practice is only legal if tips are shared with employees who “customarily” receive tips – but not if they are shared with cooks or other “back of the house” workers.
  • Excessive Side Work
    If you earn less than minimum wage and depend on tips for your income, it may be illegal for your employer to make you spend more than 20 percent of your time performing “non-tip” duties – like cleaning bathrooms or slicing food. After all, the tips are what justify the low wage. If you can’t receive them, you are being exploited.

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