New York and Federal laws require employers to pay workers minimum wage and overtime. These laws also regulate how employers use the “tip credit” to pay tipped employees such waiters and waitresses and valets. Often times, employers try to skirt these laws by classifying employees as independent contractors. Other times, businesses simply do not pay their employees properly. Either way, the Long Island employment lawyers at Famighetti & Weinick may be able to help obtain your unpaid overtime and wages.