Wage Protections & Entitlements: Protect Yourself and Your Business From Wage Theft


In the hustle and bustle of starting your own business or searching for a job, it is very easy to overlook the various laws governing employment compensation. Do interns have to be paid? Are employees paid on a salary or commission basis required to receive overtime compensation? Are employees required to be paid for work that was not authorized by an employer? When is an employer required to record the hours its employees work? What wage documentation is an employer required to provide its employees?

Join Jack Newhouse from Virginia & Ambinder for a discussion on how to navigate New York City, New York State, and Federal employment compensation laws.

You will learn:

  • The different types of wage payments (e.g., minimum wage, overtime, salary, commission, gratuities, etc.);

  • When wages have to be paid;

  • The types of workers that are entitled to wage protections (e.g., employees v. independent contractors v. trainees);

  • Recordkeeping and wage documentation requirements; and

  • What to do to best protect yourself or your business from wage theft.

About Jack Newhouse:

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Jack Newhouse joined Virginia & Ambinder, LLP as an associate in August 2012. Jack concentrates his practice in the area of wage and hour class action litigation, specifically representing workers seeking to recover unpaid prevailing wage and supplemental benefits earned for work on publicly financed construction projects. He also represents workers seeking unpaid minimum wages and overtime compensation pursuant to State and Federal overtime laws. Prior to joining Virginia & Ambinder, LLP, Jack interned for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) of Region Two and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Jack obtained his undergraduate degree from Queens College, City University of New York, where he majored in English and minored in both Chemistry and Business. While attending St. John’s University School of Law, Jack focused on the study of labor and employment law. Jack was published for his book review titled Behind the Curtain of Baseball’s Labor Relations: William Gould’s Bargaining with Baseball, 22.2 Seton Hall J. Sports & Ent. L. 381 (2012). Jack has also been published on Forbes for his article on the impact of unpaid internship lawsuits on the internship job market, Unpaid Intern Lawsuits May Reduce Job Opportunities, Forbes.com, September 24, 2013. Following his graduation from law school, Jack became a member of board of advisors for the Center for Labor and Employment Law at St. John’s University School of Law.

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