Get paid a fair day's wage for a fair day's work
Wage theft? It’s not just your money that’s stolen… it’s your time.
At Whitfield Bryson LLP, we firmly believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. Unfortunately, many employers taken advantage of workers and pay them less than they deserve to protect their bottom line. This is wrong and Whitfield Bryson LLP is committed to getting justice for workers who are owed pay they rightfully earned.
Although there are both state and federal wage and hour laws dictating how employees should be paid, many employers use dishonest or deceitful tactics to try and skirt around these laws. However, there is no way around paying an employee a fair wage.
If your employer has not paid your properly, you are entitled to your rightfully earned wages, frequently called back wages. Sometimes a worker might be reluctant to file a lawsuit against his or her employer for fear of retaliation, but most of the time it isn’t just one worker who isn’t being paid properly. There is power in numbers. Whitfield Bryson LLP has extensive experience representing thousands of workers in wage and hour lawsuits.
Experienced Employment Lawyers
If you feel your employer is violating wage and hour laws, the employment lawyers at Whitfield Bryson LLP can help. Our lawyers are well versed in all state and federal labor laws and we can help you get the backwages you are owed. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.
In recent years, more and more companies have disregarded both the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws, requiring their employees to work more than 40 hours per week without being paid overtime or failing to pay a minimum wage. This isn’t just wrong; it’s illegal... and employers need to be held accountable.
Under the FLSA, employees who work more than 40 hours a week are entitled to additional pay. Overtime pay must be at least time and a half; meaning employees are paid 1.5 times as much for working overtime hours as they are for working during regular hours. Unfortunately, many employers violate the FLSA and do not pay for overtime.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) certain employees who work more than 40 hours a week are entitled to overtime pay, which is 1.5 times an employee’s regular pay. Sometimes, companies will outright deny employees overtime pay, but other times they will purposefully misclassify workers to avoid paying overtime.
In off-the-clock cases, there is no question as to whether an employee is entitled to overtime wages. Rather, an employer simply fails to pay its employees for all hours worked in a workday. Employees who are not compensated for all hours worked may be entitled to both time and a half overtime pay and additional standard wages.