Employees are often intentionally or unintentionally denied pay to that they are legally entitled, including overtime premium pay, hourly wages, bonuses and/or commissions. Employee pay issues are typically categorized into three areas: Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violations, and Overtime Pay.

Wage and Hour Disputes are governed by the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) as well as state and federal law. Included in the FLSA are the procedures, conditions, stipulations, exemptions, and compliance of employment and labor laws, including wage and hour issues.

When an individual is denied any form of pay they are entitled to be paid, the individual has a legal right to bring a civil lawsuit against the employer for the purpose of recovering owed compensation and in some cases, damages as well.

Wage and hour disputes often involve various areas of employment and labor law, including (but not limited to):

  • Overtime Pay; Minimum Wage;
  • Unpaid Last Paychecks;
  • Unpaid Commissions;
  • Unpaid Salary;
  • Vacation Pay;
  • And unauthorized deductions of wages.

Because the laws relating to wage and hour issues can be very complicated, some employers choose to exploit an employee's lack of knowledge of employment and labor laws in order to increase their own financial position. On the other hand, there are also employers who make wage and hour mistakes due to their own unfamiliarity of current employment and labor laws.

Fortunately for the employee, regardless if the actions of the employer are intentional or unintentional, the law provides employee the legal ability to seek the recovery of wages, to be paid correctly and according to the law, in certain situations, to seek monetary damages.

It is important to note that it is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against you for filing a Wage and Hour, Unpaid Wages, or Overtime Pay case against them.  

In employment law cases, including Wage and Hour, Unpaid Wages, and Overtime Pay cases, if you are successful in your claim, Federal Law provides that your employer may be ordered to pay your attorney fees and court costs.

Contact Kim Parker today to discuss your rights. 410-234-2621 info@kimparkerlaw.com