Proving Hours Worked In Overtime Lawsuits

An employee suing for unpaid wages or overtime has the burden to prove his case. Of course, most people don’t keep records of the hours they work or the wages they’re paid – they rely on their employer or its payroll service to carry out that function and assume they will be properly paid. That’s precisely the reason both federal and New York State law require employers to keep accurate records of hours worked and wages paid. And if they don't, an employee's testimony alone can carry the day in court.

Equal Employment Opportunity Has A Long Way To Go

As Black History Month 2015 comes to an end and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 approaches its 51st anniversary, the realization that the American workplace has yet to grasp the golden ring of equal employment opportunity can be discouraging. While statistics show fewer complaints of employment discrimination were filed in 2014, retaliation is on the rise, a gender wage gap still exists, sexual orientation is not protected and pregnant employees are not entitled to an accommodation. But this may soon change too.