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Wage & Hour

Federal and state wage and hour claims continue to soar as laid-off, discharged, demoted and dissatisfied workers seek relief. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and similar state laws are favorites of plaintiffs and their counsel. Claims can be made under these laws for misclassification of exempt and nonexempt employees, failure to pay overtime, improper wage deductions, requiring or allowing work off-the-clock, failure to provide meal and rest breaks, and failure to pay wages upon termination of employment. These wage and hour claims have increased 28 percent since 2008, and federal lawsuits have quadrupled since 2000.

Our depth and breadth of experience enable us to help clients navigate through these treacherous areas when they:

  • Face a Department of Labor (DOL) or state agency audit or investigation
  • Undertake an internal audit of pay practices and policies, including classifications of exempt and nonexempt employees and independent contractors
  • Train HR professionals and management
  • Defend against an individual, collective or class action in federal or state court

The aftermath of the Great Recession and the increased use of ever-evolving technology assure that these challenges will not soon pass. We can help clients take the initiative to address potential wage-hour problems rather than simply reacting when the DOL or a plaintiff's lawyer forces the issue.

Contact

George A. Stohner, Los Angeles
+1 310 500 2124


Andrew B. Murphy, Minneapolis
+1 612 766 8897
Martha M. Lemert, Fort Wayne
+1 260 460 1736
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