Joseph & Kirschenbaum is a New York City employment rights law firm dedicated to representing employees who are victims of discrimination, wage and hour violations, harassment or other illegal and unfair treatment in the workplace. We handle individual claims and class actions brought by employees throughout the United States. Our employment rights lawyers will fight for the rights of workers whose wages, salaries and tips were illegally underpaid. Our worker's rights attorneys fight for those who have been retaliated against for reporting illegal practices, or victims of on-the-job discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, disability or other personal characteristics protected by law.
Since our firm was formed in 1999, we have sued employers from large corporations to small businesses, on behalf of part-time hourly workers to executives.
We are committed to helping our clients understand their claims and the employment litigation process, many of whom have never hired a lawyer for discrimination or unpaid overtime wage claims. We draw on extensive legal experience to give our clients a thorough and realistic assessment of their cases, as well as sharp, assertive representation in court. We are easily accessible to our clients and pride ourselves on treating them with respect and compassion during what is often a stressful time.
Every employee has rights, including the rights to be paid fairly and work in an environment free of prejudice. If you believe you have been discriminated against at work, retaliated against by your employer or were denied wages, tips or salary that you are legally owed, the Manhattan lawyers at Joseph & Kirschenbaum can help. To learn more about your rights and your options, please contact us as soon as possible.
"Maimon Kirschenbaum, a partner at Joseph, Herzfeld, Hester & Kirschenbaum, who acted for one of the two lead plaintiffs has been described as the "scourge of restaurateurs" because of his proclivity for legal action against restaurants. Kirschenbaum has pursued more than 100 wage-violation cases against New York restaurants."
"From Skadden’s papers, it is exceedingly obvious that they are trying to worm around the unavoidable and obvious conclusion that Mr. Lola’s work does not constitute the practice of law and that he was entitled to overtime pay under the FLSA"
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