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Wage and Hour Disputes

Wage and Hour DisputesThe New Jersey wage and hour lawyers at Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. represent individuals in a wide range of disputes. We pursue claims under state and federal laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the New Jersey Wage & Hour Act, the New Jersey Wage Payment Act, the New York State Minimum Wage Act, and the New York State Wage Payment Law. We handle both individual wage and hour claims, and class and collective actions.

For example, we represent employees with claims relating to the following topics:

Overtime Pay

Many employees are entitled to be pay time-and-a-half when they work more than 40 hours in a week. However, there are a lot of exceptions and exemptions from this overtime pay requirement.

Minimum Wage

Most employees are entitled to be paid at least a minimum hourly rate for the work they perform. The minimum wage requirements in New Jersey are different from the requirements in New York.


The FLSA and some New York and New Jersey wage and hour laws provide employees protection against retaliation. For example, they protect employees who object about or file claims asserting minimum wage and overtime violations as well as individuals who testify or assist someone else to pursue such a claim.

Paid and Unpaid Time Off From Work

Depending on whether you live in New York or New Jersey, your right to take vacation, holidays and sick time may be very different. Information about your right to take time off from work is available on our Paid and Unpaid Time Off From Work page.

Family and Medical Leaves

The Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and the New Jersey Family Leave Act (“NJFLA”) both guarantee covered employees job protection when they take up to 12 weeks off from work for childbirth, adoption, their own serious health condition, or a serious health condition of a member of their immediate family (among other protected forms of leave). Our New Jersey-based wage and hour attorneys are experienced at handling FMLA and NJFLA claims.

Meal and Rest Breaks

In New York State, many employees are entitled to time off during the work day for a lunch or other break. Please see our meal and rest breaks page for details.

Contact Us

If your employer has violated one of your employment law rights, or if you would like to speak to a lawyer about a New York or New Jersey wage and hour law dispute, please feel free to contact us online or you can call us at (973) 744-4000.

Articles About Wage and Hour Law

For more information about your rights, we welcome you to read one of the following articles written by our New Jersey wage and hour lawyers on our New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog:

Client Reviews
"I worked with Jonathan Nirenberg, ESQ on a sensitive emotional employment matter. Mr. Nirenberg was quick to respond, offered excellent advice, and always followed up with phone calls or emails when needed. My situation was settled out of court within a short period of time with the best possible results for not just me but also for the employer. Highly recommend and would seek his help again if needed..." Linda Busch, PhD
"We've had the pleasure of working with Jonathan on multiple individual and class employment cases. Jonathan is a skilled, dedicated and caring attorney that works diligently to bring justice for his clients. We would recommend Jonathan as a legal resource for any employment cases." Stephan Zouras, LLP
"I felt alone and without a voice, until I hired Jonathan I. Nirenberg of Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. Mr. Nirenberg represented me in an employment matter. Without his help, I know that I would not have had the extremely successful outcome I had. Jonathan was not only professional, but very empathetic to what happened to me. Jonathan gave me support, and options in relation to a challenging employer/employment situation which was an extremely difficult time in my life..." Shelly Smith