Tipped Employees

Aggressive Advocacy for Tipped Employees New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Proven New York City Employment Law Attorney

As a tipped employee in the state of New York, you are entitled to significant protection from the wrongful acts of an employer. Your employer may not receive any part of a tip and cannot require that you share your tips with other workers who did not serve the customer directly. In addition, your employer may require that you put tips in a pool to be shared with supervisors or others not involved with serving a customer. In return, your employer may pay you less than minimum wage.

However, if your employer violates any of the above provisions, the “tip credit” will be lost and your employer must pay you minimum wage. If that happens, you will still be entitled to any tips left for you.

If you have been wrongfully treated by an employer as a tipped employee, the Law Office of Justin A. Zeller can help.

At the Law Office of Justin A. Zeller, we bring nearly two decades of experience to working people in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, handling a wide range of employment law controversies, including violation of tipped employee laws by employers. We’ll be at your side throughout any legal proceedings, carefully investigating the facts of your case to learn the details of your claim. We’ll keep you up to date on all developments in your case, as well as your options and likelihood of success, so that you can make informed choices about how you want to proceed. No dispute is too big or too small for us to resolve. Though we’ll provide you with clear and comprehensive counsel at all times, we understand that it’s your life that’s impacted. We’ll help you make the right decisions for you and your loved ones.

For a private consultation, contact us online or call our offices at (212) 229-2249. There’s no charge for your first appointment.

Protecting the Rights of Tipped Employees in New York City

We fight for the rights of tipped employees who have been denied their rights under state and federal laws. We have a comprehensive knowledge of the laws and regulations governing tipped workers, and will carefully review the actions of your employer to determine whether your rights have been violated. When appropriate, we will file claims, in court or with appropriate government agencies, seeking payment of all tips due to you.

We represent tipped employees at any stage of a wage and hour dispute. We’ll systematically gather, evaluate and preserve all evidence to substantiate your claim, and will prepare and file all required documentation with courts or governmental agencies. We will also be strong advocates for you in all hearings, meetings and proceedings.

Contact an Experienced New York Employment Lawyer

To learn your rights in an employment dispute regarding unpaid tips, call the Law Office of Justin A. Zeller at (212) 229-2249 or contact our offices by email. Evening and weekend consultations are available upon request. We will come to your home or at the hospital, if necessary, and offer Spanish translation services. Your first consultation is without cost or obligation.

We take all personal injury claims on a contingency basis. You won’t pay any legal fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.

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