US Wage & Hour Violation Lawyers
You work hard to earn a living and provide for your family. You deserve to be paid for the work that you have done and the time it has taken you to complete it. Our wage dispute lawyers have argued for workers’ rights on a variety of employment-related matters. We can stand up for you.
- Have you worked overtime that you didn’t get paid for?
- Have you worked “off the clock” because it was expected of you?
- Have you worked through your lunch or another break without being paid for that time?
These are prime examples of wage and hour violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act that may entitle workers to an award of damages.
Unpaid overtime has become a serious issue for employees as companies have been increasingly focused on “doing more with less.” Unpaid overtime often occurs when employees are required to work through their lunch breaks or to work “off the clock” without being paid for the extra time. Recently, the United States Department of Labor reported a 14% increase in wage and hour complaints between 2009 and 2010.
Another common wage and hour issue is the misclassification of employees. The problem with the misclassification of employees is that some salaried workers — commonly and mistakenly referred to as “exempt” employees — are actually performing the same job duties as hourly workers and are entitled to be paid for overtime employment. In fact, courts have sometimes found that hourly employees have been falsely classified as “salaried” simply to deprive them of the overtime pay they are owed under the law.
Unpaid overtime, misclassification of employees, and time worked “off the clock” are examples of wage and hour cases that are regularly brought in courts across the country to protect the rights of workers.
Indianapolis wage dispute lawyers Cohen & Malad, LLP have a long history of standing up for the rights of individuals who have been wronged. If you feel that you have been a victim of a wage and hour violation, contact us now to speak with one of our experienced litigation attorneys. We also welcome referrals from other attorneys and law firms.