The federal Fair Labor Standards Act and various state statutes safeguard the rights of all employees. These laws establish mandatory minimum wage rates and protect the rights of non-exempt employees to receive overtime pay for time in excess of 40 hours per week, whether or not they work on the employer’s premises, at home, or at another location.
Some employers try to circumvent federal and state law by engaging in unlawful compensation practices such as:
- Failing to pay the minimum wage
- Failing to compensate workers for overtime
- Misclassifying employees as exempt or independent contractors
- Requiring employees to work “off the clock” without pay
- Interrupting or cutting short meal breaks
- Failing to compensate workers with tips and service charges
- Failing to pay employees for time spent putting on and removing necessary clothing and equipment
- Improper record keeping
- Other industry-specific abuses and suspect business practices
If you are not being paid the current minimum wage or if your pay is being improperly withheld, you need to take legal action to hold your employer accountable. Employers can sometimes take advantage of an employee’s vulnerability and lack of knowledge concerning wage and employment laws, but you shouldn’t be the victim.
Class Action Wage & Hour Lawsuits
Many times, an entire group of workers’ rights are violated by an employer, and we routinely represent employees in class and collective actions in courts and arbitration proceedings across the United States. Class action lawsuits level the playing field between individuals and powerful companies, and are valuable tools for recovering compensation and determining the legal rights of a large group of people at one time and in one court. But class action lawsuits can be complex and require attorneys with specialized skills and law firms with tremendous resources. That’s where our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to excel.
We have broad legal and practical knowledge, cultivated and honed through years of advising employees about their legal rights. We’ve prosecuted all forms of multi-plaintiff wage and hour lawsuits, ranging from small regional classes, opt-in groups of less than 100, and large nationwide classes numbering in the tens of thousands.
Federal and state law may differ depending on your specific occupation. Check the list below to learn about how the laws apply to your specific occupation and whether you have been properly compensated.
- Assistant Managers
- Auto Detailing and Car Wash Employees
- Call Center Employees
- Computer-Related Employees
- Construction Employees
- Fast Food Employees
- Financial Services Employees
- Health Care Employees
- Home Health Aides
- Hotel and Motel Employees
- Independent Contractors