Albany Employment Lawyer
New York has many protections in place for workers of all professions. Whether you work for a small business or a large corporation, federal, state, and local laws offer protections against common work disputes including wage and hour violations, unpaid overtime, and discrimination. The Division of Labor Standards in New York sets standards to ensure every worker receives a fair day’s pay in exchange for a fair day’s work.
If your employer violates the laws set forth to ensure your fair treatment, you may be entitled to compensation and damages. An experienced team of attorneys with a strong background of success in New York Employee Law, like the lawyers at Gattuso & Ciotoli, PLLC, is your best chance for diligent and proficient representation for your claim in Albany or anywhere in Central New York. With over 5 decades of combined experience navigating New York Employee law, we are the law firm to turn to when you need someone to fight aggressively for your rights.
Common Claims and Employee Law Litigation in New York
There are many fine nuances and complexities involved in labor laws in New York, including several different ways and places to file claims depending on whether the employer violated state, federal or local law. It takes a skilled, experienced attorney to help navigate the employment law system for the best outcome for your claim. Common labor law violations include:
- Wage and hour violations
- Unpaid overtime
- Wrongful termination
- Discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, pregnancy, disability, or sexuality
- Discrimination based on transgender status
- Sexual harassment
- Tip-pooling violations
- Bonus disputes
- Hostile work environments
- Workplace retaliation complaints
The typical power imbalance between an employer and employee may feel intimidating. If your employer doesn’t strictly adhere to the laws put in place for employee protection, you deserve diligent, passionate legal representation to defend your rights and secure compensation for any lost income and emotional anguish.
Understanding Individual Claims vs Class-Action Law Suits
If you feel your rights were violated under the Federal Civil Rights Act or under New York’s Division of Labor Standards, contact an attorney at our Albany firm so we can evaluate your case. Some claims fall under an individual claim category, meaning the violation affected only you, while others fall under a class-action lawsuit. Class-action suits occur when an employer’s violation affects many people. In these cases, the claim may require streamlining by combining all of the cases into one lawsuit to prevent repeat litigation on many separate individual cases.
Why You Should Choose Gattuso & Ciotoli, PLLC, For Your Employee Law Claim
If you’ve experienced a violation of your rights in the workplace it not only negatively impacts your financial life but also takes an emotional toll on you and your family. At Gattuso & Ciotoli, our goal is to secure financial compensation for you if you’ve suffered because of an employer’s illegal and unethical actions in the workplace. Our contingency-based fee policy means we only collect after we secure your compensation through a settlement or verdict. With decades of experience defending employee’s rights, you’ll enjoy individualized, client-centered representation for your claim.