Brooklyn, NY asked in Employment Law and Small Claims for New York

Q: What is the difference between filing a small claims with a county court in NYC vs a complaint form with the NYS DOL?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: This is something that an employment law attorney should advise on, but your question remains open for three weeks. Small Claims Court is a court of limited jurisdiction, in terms of money caps and the scope of matters handled. It is often for straightforward disputes involving money damages up to $10,000 in NYC. Cases involving larger possible money damages and more complex concepts of law are generally suited for courts of higher jurisdiction. Additionally, it is not a forum for regulatory complaints or enforcement. At this point, you could consider reaching out to employment attorneys to discuss. Good luck

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