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Unemployment Rates are Down but Employment Law Violations are on the Rise

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New York City, NY Federal and State employment laws protect employees from intentional or unintentional law violations. Due to the nature of these law violations, employment law specialists are advising employees, regardless of career level or industry, to learn more about their rights.

A fast-growing violation of State and Federal employment law involves misclassifying employees as ineligible for overtime pay. It is common knowledge that hourly employees are typically eligible for overtime pay when working more than 40 hours per week. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, New York employees qualify for overtime pay if they are paid hourly, earn less than $455 per week or $23,660 per year, and job duties are not classified as "administrative", "professional", or "executive". Overtime pay is one and half times the employee's regular hourly wage.

Throughout the State of New York, companies are avoiding costly overtime pay while their employees put in long hours to help the company succeed. Employees in middle management, sales roles, or technical positions are especially at risk.

Another unfortunate problem is harassment or discrimination in the workplace. Since 1964, the U.S. Government has been establishing laws to prevent citizens from unnecessary discrimination. Harassment and discrimination come in many forms, often jeopardizing the victim's employment opportunities, benefits and other services. According to Federal laws, it is unlawful to discriminate based on race, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or pregnancy.

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