Wage & Hour Claims
MAAA defends employers in connection with Wage and Hour claims before state and federal courts and the New York State Labor Department.
Wage and Hour claims under the Federal Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) have become increasingly common throughout the last decade. Statutory attorneys’ fees provisions have given rise to such claims even where very small sums are in issue. Such claims are most often brought against small independent businesses whose timekeeping and record-keeping systems may not be sophisticated enough to preclude claims of non-compliance with applicable wage and hour requirements. MAAA attorneys understand the often devastating effects that a wage and hour litigation may have on business operations and finances and have efficiently utilized the resources necessary to efficiently and cost-effectively review timekeeping records and systems in order to effectively defend the claims and minimize their adverse impacts on the business.
MAAA attorneys also understand that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. MAAA attorneys are regularly retained by employers wishing to create and implement practical timekeeping and recordkeeping systems and strategies, in order to preclude such claims by ensuring compliance with applicable federal and state labor laws.