Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek (HKD) Branches Out with NYC Class Action

 
 
Hecht Kleeger & Damashek
Hecht Kleeger & Damashek
Feb. 14, 2013 - PRLog -- Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek (HKD) is a law firm that offers legal representation to individuals in New York City and the surrounding area. The firm represents personal injury cases as well as class actions related to defective medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Currently, HKD is acting as local counsel in a class action/collective action against an influential New York hospital consortium for violations of The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York labor laws.

The class complaint alleges that the hospital uniformly and unlawfully misclassified PAs to make them exempt overtime provisions. The action is being litigated in Federal Court, pursuant to The Fair Labor Standards Act 29 U.S.C. § 201, 216(b) and New York Labor Laws, Article 19, § 650 and 12 NYCRR § 142. FLSA establishes standards for minimum wages, recordkeeping, child labor and overtime pay. FLSA affects more than 130 million workers across the United States and applies to both full- and part-time employees.

According to FLSA, some workers are exempt from overtime pay requirements and minimum wage. These works include employees of some recreational establishments or seasonal amusement; certain employees of small newspapers; seamen employed on foreign ships; newspaper delivery employees; small farm workers; babysitters (casual); and companions to the elderly. Other employees are only exempt from overtime pay, such as farmworkers, certain news editors, some domestic service workers, motion picture theater employees and other workers.

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) also indicates that certain hospital employees are partially exempt from overtime pay. For instance, hospital and residential care workers who agree to work for two weeks in place of seven day workweeks may be exempt from overtime pay. If an employee believes that he/she has been unlawfully misclassified to avoid overtime pay, he/she may contact the local Wage and Hour Division office to file a complaint. The DOL also indicates that employees are allowed to file a private suit against their employers for the past two years of back pay.

HKD is a well-respected law firm in New York City. With more than 75 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at the firm are confident in their ability to help others by giving clients the best legal representation that they can offer. As personal injury attorneys, they handle a wide variety of case types. Their practice areas include medical malpractice, negligence, truck collisions, slip and fall injuries, product liability, nursing home abuse, elevator accidents, construction accidents, burn accidents and bus accidents. To learn more about HKD, visit their website at http://www.lawyer1.com.
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