There is a provision under New York employment law, where as a group of employees that have been discriminated against on the same basis, or have been denied minimum wages or overtime pay, then a New York employment class action and or New York employment collective action may be possible.
A New York employment class action is when one or more employees act as representatives for a larger group or class of employees whose employment law rights have been violated in the same or similar ways.
For example, The Law Offices of Louis Ginsberg, P.C. brought an employment class action on behalf of a group of African-American workers who were unlawfully discriminated against because of their race and skin color.
A New York employment collective action can also be used often times in wage and hour cases where a group of employees believe that their employer failed to pay them for overtime hours worked, or paid them below the minimum wage rate, or unlawfully withheld some or all of their tips, or did not pay them for lunch hours worked or for time at the beginning or end of the work day.
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