Employment Lawyers Handling Overtime and Wage Claims
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA), employers are required to pay employees a minimum wage of $7.25 per hour (as of July 2009). For non-exempt employees, employers are required to pay time and a half for any work beyond a 40 hour work week. Additionally, if a state has a higher minimum wage than that set by federal law, the higher standard applies. (However, a number of types of employment are specifically exempt from overtime.) For service-related jobs that involve direct customer interaction and tipping, specific rules apply regarding tips and minimum wage and tip pools. When a company violates wage and hour laws, they can be held financially liable for back pay and other damages. At the law office of Shellist|Lazarz|Slobin we advise and represent employees who have been denied a fair wage or overtime pay by their employer.
If you have been asked to work off of the clock, share tips with non-tip employees, or have been classified as "exempt" when you should be "non-exempt," contact wage and hour dispute attorneys at SLS, today.
Wage and Hour Disputes and Violations
The employment law office of SLS, represents workers in wage and hour disputes involving the following:
- Exempt vs Non-exempt status
- Overtime pay
- Minimum wage compliance
- Tip pool violations
- Compensation for breaks, uniforms, tools, etc.
- Sales commission
Documenting Your Case - Wage and Overtime Violations
If you believe your employer has violated wage or hour laws, collect as much documentation as possible: pay stubs, copies of time cards, emails, posted memos, or anything else that implicates your employer. If you are being asked to work "unofficially" off the clock, making a note of work schedules and the work done can help in exposing these kinds of violations. If your job requires you to perform a certain amount of creative discretion while other parts are automated or process-driven, our lawyers can review your classification to determine if you should be classified as a non-exempt employee.
Enforcing Wage and Overtime Laws
All laws and agreements related to wages and overtime are enforceable by law. We can help you file complaints with Wage and Hour Division offices of the Department of Labor. We can try to force your employer to comply with laws and policies pertaining to your situation. In case a lawsuit is necessary, we can file suit for an individual worker or for groups of workers, following a thorough investigation into all the facts of your case.
Contact Wage and Hour Dispute Attorneys at Shellist|Lazarz|Slobin
If you have questions regarding wage and hour violations, contact employment law attorneys at SLS today. We can review your case and discuss the options available to you for protecting your job while recovering what is owed you.