You work hard. You deserve to be paid fairly and accurately.
It costs you nothing to have an experienced attorney fight for the wages and compensation you deserve.
More than 130 million American workers are protected (or “covered”) by the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The FLSA controls the wages and hours an employee is allowed to work each work-week. It sets the minimum wage standard, provides for maximum hours to be worked, and requires overtime pay be paid to employees working in excess of 40 hours per week. It also provides rules and penalties for unpaid wages. Finally, the FLSA creates rules regarding unequal pay based upon the sex of the employee.
Surprisingly, it is very common for a company to fail to pay its workers the compensation they have earned. This is either done intentionally, by leading an employee to believe they are not entitled to be paid extra for overtime hour, or may be unintentionally by an honest employer who is one of many employers that do not understand the numerous wage and hour and overtime laws and regulations.
We handle cases on behalf of workers in all fields; however, we have found that the following employees are more susceptible to wage and hour violations:
- IT workers
- Service technicians
- Sales representatives
- Nurses and healthcare workers
- Tipped workers
- Oil and gas field workers
- Call center workers
- Personal bankers and mortgage brokers
- Retail employees
If you have a valid, successful claim for unpaid wages, you are entitled to the unpaid wages you are owed plus interest, plus a “liquidated damages” amount. This amount is equal to the amount of wages you are owed. For example, if you are owed $2,000 in unpaid wages and you are successful, you are entitled to the $2,000 in unpaid wages plus an additional $2,000 as a penalty from your employer for a total of $4,000. Finally, your employee is required to pay your attorney’s legal fees and costs. It costs you nothing to have an experienced attorney fight for the wages and compensation you deserve.
If you believe you have not been paid your full wages, contact Rainka Law immediately.