Westchester New York Labor & Employment Attorney
OUR GUARANTEE TO OUR CLIENTS The mission of El-Hag & Associates, P.C is to educate and empower the working men and women in Westchester County New York and the surrounding areas. El-Hag & Associates, P.C is a labor & employment law firm. Therefore, as a client, or potential client, we will take the time to educate you on your rights at work and show you all of the avenues you can take to address your specific issue. We will make sure you get full value from your experience with El-Hag & Associates, P.C. If you feel you have been treated unfairly in the workplace or if you feel that you were fired unfairly, call El-Hag & Associates, P.C, a Westchester New York labor & employment law firm. El-Hag & Associates, P.C only represents working men and women. The firm DOES NOT represent business owners against employees. El-Hag & Associates handles: Unpaid Wages and Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits-- If you have not: been paid your wages, been paid the minimum wage, been paid overtime for working over 40 hours in a workweek, or not paid all of your wages then we can help you recover the money you are owed plus damages. Employment Discrimination Lawsuits- If you have been discriminated against at work, then we can help you create a fair workplace and receive the money you lost as a result of discrimination. Family and Medical Leave Act Lawsuits.-- If your boss did not grant you time off if you became seriously ill or if you needed to care for a seriously ill family member we can help you fight for your rights under the Family Medical Leave Act and get you the compensation you lost from your employer's failure to grant you leave or reinstate you after your leave ended. Union Formation -- If you are underpaid, if your boss makes you pay too much for medical coverage; if you have no pension, no sick days, or no paid time off at work; or you just want a voice at the job; contact El-Hag & Associates, P.C. We can help you form a Union to win better wages and working conditions at the job. NEW YORK EMPLOYMENT LAWYER, OVERTIME AND DISCRIMINATION LAWYER El-Hag & Associates, P.C is a Westchester N.Y employment law firm that fights to prevent wage theft in Westchester County and Southern New York. We represent working men and women from all walks of life. Many of our clients work and live in the underserved areas in Westchester New York such as Yonkers New York, Mount Vernon New York, New Rochelle New York, and the Bronx. In our experience, the residents living and working in these areas are subject to the most workplace mistreatment, especially wage theft. They are discriminated against, they have their wages stolen by their employers, they are not paid overtime for hours worked in excess of forty hours in the workweek, they are frequently not paid the minimum wage and their employers constantly threaten or retaliate against them if they complain about violations in the workplace. NEW YORK LABOR LAWYER, UNION FORMATION CAN HELP YOU MAXIMIZE YOUR INCOME AT WORK. Labor law is the practice of guiding employees through the process of forming a union and to ensure their contract rights are enforced at work. At El-Hag & Associates, we have extensive experience in labor law. Jordan El-Hag, has been the chief negotiator in hundreds of labor negotiations, and has been one of the preeminent labor organizers in southern New York for more than a decade. With the help of a Westchester New York labor attorney, El-Hag & Associates can help you increase your wages at work, help you secure health & pension benefits, improve your paid time off, and help get you maximum job security. With wealth inequality rising at a rapid pace, every employee should be represented by a labor union.
777 Westchester Avenue Suite 101
White Plains NY 10604
El-Hag & Associates, P.C is a law firm that is dedicated to advancing and advocating for the rights of working people. We do not represent business owners. We fight for the rights of workers in the courtroom, community and government.
Jordan El-Hag has over fifteen years of employment and labor law experience and strives to provide every client with the highest level of service, professionalism, knowledge, and advice. Within the scope of employment law, we specialize in cases of workplace discrimination as well as wage and hour law cases. Discrimination in the Workplace Workplace discrimination laws generally consist of federal and state statutes, and exist to protect workers from many kinds of discrimination, including that which is based on gender, race, age, physical disability, national origin, and religion. Increasingly, new laws also protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation, as well. Examples of discriminatory practices include bias in hiring, promotion, compensation, termination, job assignment, retaliation, and harassment. El-Hag & Associates can help if you feel that you have been discriminated against in the workplace. As an employee, you are entitled to protections afforded to you under the law, and we fight hard to ensure you are treated fairly within those laws and, when appropriate, receive the highest possible award. Wage and Hour Law Wage and hour law encompasses requirements for minimum wage, overtime, meals and breaks, vacation leave, sick leave, severance pay, holiday leave, and jury duty. As of January 1, 2015 the New York State current minimum wage is $9.75 per hour. The Federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. In New York, an Employer must pay the higher of the Federal or New York State minimum wage. So as of January 1, 2016, an employer must pay $9.75 per hour. The New York State minimum wage is set to increase as follows: A. For Fast Food Workers: Date New York City Rest of the State 12/31/2015 $10.50 $9.75 12/31/2016 $12.00 $10.75 12/31/2017 $13.50 $11.75 12/31/2018 $15.00 $12.75 12/31/2019 $15.00 $13.75 12/31/2020 $15.00 $14.50 7/01/2021 $15.00 $15.00 B. For all Other Employees: Date New York City Rest of the State 12/31/2016 $12.00 $10.75 12/31/2017 $13.50 $11.75 12/31/2018 $15.00 $12.75 12/31/2019 $13.75 12/31/2020 $14.50 12/31/2021 $15.00 Overtime is paid at a rate of 1.5 times the employee's regular rate of pay for any hours worked beyond 40 per week, unless exempt. To calculate your hourly overtime rate simply multiply your hourly wage rate by 1.5. For example if you are normally paid $10.00 per hour, then your overtime rate is $15.00 per hour for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek ($10.00 x 1.5= $15.00). In addition, certain employers are required to provide at least 24 consecutive hours off in any calendar week. Laws regarding meals and breaks are complex and vary by job type and length of shift. Taking time off work for sick leave, vacation, and jury duty vary by company size and other factors. New York law does not require employers to provide paid or unpaid vacation, sick leave, or holidays off, though some employers may be bound by the Family Medical Leave Act. If you feel that your employer is not complying with applicable laws regarding wages and hours, Jordan El-Hag can answer your questions and ensure your rights are being met under the law. If you employer has failed to pay you the proper compensation, then you are entitled to the money you are owed plus the same amount as liquidated damages (this means double the amount you were not paid) in addition to the costs and attorney fees of the lawsuit.
OUR GUARANTEE TO OUR CLIENTS The mission of El-Hag & Associates, P.C is to educate and empower the working men and women in Westchester County New York and the surrounding areas. El-Hag & Associates, P.C is a labor & employment law firm. Therefore, as a client, or potential client, we will take the time to educate you on your rights at work and show you all of the avenues you can take to address your specific issue. We will make sure you get full value from your experience with El-Hag & Associates, P.C. If you feel you have been treated unfairly in the workplace or if you feel that you were fired unfairly, call El-Hag & Associates, P.C, a Westchester New York labor & employment law firm.
In founding El-Hag & Associates, P.C., Jordan El-Hag brings 16 years of experience in advising employees throughout lower New York State with regard to labor and employment law matters. In those years, he has served as the chief officer of several labor unions and has substantial experience in resolving legal disputes that arise at the workplace. Mr. El-Hag can offer a valuable and unique perspective on resolving workplace issues due to his extensive background in labor relations. He regularly counsels clients on a host of employment issues, including unpaid wages, overtime and minimum wage claims, employment contracts, severance agreements, reductions-in-force, terminations, employee discipline, discrimination and union organizing.
Mr. El-Hag has broad experience in labor and employment law, with extensive experience in the following areas: traditional labor law (including negotiating collective bargaining agreements, administration of collective bargaining agreements, grievance and arbitration and practice before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and employment law (including wage theft lawsuits, employment discrimination lawsuits, and claims arising under the FLSA). Additionally, Mr. El-Hag is a public arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Mr. El-Hag has expertise and over a decade and a half of experience in the food, chemical and constructing manufacturing industries, as well as various services industries. He has served as lead negotiator in numerous negotiations in those industries, and has also been co-counsel in numerous NLRB and arbitration proceedings.\
Mr. El-Hag is a member of the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section. He is a member of the New York State Bar and the New York State Bar Labor & Employment Law Section. He is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar.
Mr. El-Hag is a graduate of the Fordham University School of Law and the Fordham University Graduate School of Business, where he received a Master of Business Administration majoring in finance. He graduated from S.U.N.Y Empire State College with a B.S. in industrial labor relations. Additionally, Mr. El-Hag has received various labor relations certifications from the Cornell University Labor Relations Institute and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Education Department.
Bar Number: 5015540
New York, 2012
Bar Number: 048612011
New Jersey, 2011
Fordham University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2011
Fordham Univsersity Graudate School of Business
Master of Business Administration, 2011
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