Federal law requires covered employers to pay a set minimum wage and to pay non-exempt employees overtime for all hours beyond 40 hours in a work week. The Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 201, et seq., was passed in 1938 to both protect workers from exploitation and to encourage employment by discouraging work beyond 40 hours in a week.
Industry has changed since then, but the principles remain the same. Employees should receive a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. The Wichita Eagle recognized that our attorneys have handled numerous wage and hour cases.
We understand how to position your case to increase your chances of a good result.
Litigation under the FLSA is highly specialized. Like any other Congressional act, the FLSA has exceptions and loopholes. We have litigated numerous cases and help our clients maximize the strength of their claims while minimizing the weaknesses.
The FLSA has a special procedure for claims by multiple plaintiffs as a “collective action.” Our lawyers have prosecuted such collective actions involving hundreds of plaintiffs from across the country. In several cases, our attorneys have been appointed as class counsel. Likewise, we have represented a number of individuals in pursuit of unpaid wages.
Our experience cuts across many industries and occupations:
- Cable installers
- Waiters and waitresses
- Fast food & food court employees
- Mortgage brokers
- Seismic permit agents
- F&I personnel
- Home health aides
- Work from home
- Managers & assistant managers
- Hotel employees
- Student loan consultants
- Windshield installers
- Payday loan companies
- Service stations