In New York, manual workers have the right to be paid promptly for their work. Many companies have been violating the law by improperly paying baggage handlers, retail specialists, baristas, servers, sales associates, and other manual laborers less frequently than once a week. Unless an employer has authorization from the New York Commissioner of Labor, employees who perform manual work need to be paid weekly within seven days of the work performed. This means that a significant number of manual workers in New York State should be paid weekly.
Unfortunately, some companies violate New York’s law by paying manual workers on a biweekly basis (or even later). If you are a manual worker in New York and your employee does not pay you once a week, you may be entitled to compensation.
Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP has recovered millions of dollars for workers who have been victims of unlawful employment practices. If you or someone you know is employed as a manual employee or may otherwise be improperly classified and deprived of timely pay, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office so that we can discuss your legal options.