When the economy gets tough, businesses are forced to get tougher in order to make a profit or just to keep the doors open. A recent article in USA Today highlights a growing trend among American workers who have filed lawsuits against their employers for violating federal and state wage and hour laws. While doing “more with less” may be a good way to reduce costs and save money, it may also violate the federal Fair Labor Standards Act as well as state laws.
Class action lawsuits have been brought across the United States against employers for underpayment of workers, ranging from the misclassification of nonexempt employees as exempt to simply unpaid overtime. USA Today reports a 32% increase in such employee lawsuits in recent years. Some of the lawsuits have arisen from changes in workplace culture. The advent of smart phones and mobile technology, has forced employees to respond to emails from home or when they are “off the clock”
Our class action attorneys have earned a reputation for being tough litigators by standing up for the rights of people who have been wronged. If you feel that you may be a victim of underpayment or a wage and hour violation by your employer, contact us to speak with one of our experienced litigation attorneys.