Fair Labor Standards Act
Federal law protects employees’ rights to be paid minimum wage and overtime. Passed in 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was landmark legislation passed to protect one of this nation’s most cherished principles: fair pay for honest work.
Today, workers’ rights are under unprecedented assault by predatory employers:
- Employers commonly and wrongly classify rank-and-file employees as “white-collar” and therefore exempt from the FLSA.
- Employers routinely ignore the federal requirement of paying overtime at a 150 percent premium.
- In an attempt to cut costs, an astonishing number of companies require or permit employees to work “off the clock.”
- Employers frequently classify employees as independent contractors to avoid complying with the FLSA.
- Employers regularly use employees’ tips to offset the employer’s costs.
Stueve Siegel Hanson represents plaintiffs in high-profile wage and hour litigation throughout the country. Our experienced attorneys use knowledge gained at top law schools, federal clerkships and national law firms to give our clients an advantage in court. Indeed, we have successfully represented (and continue to represent) employees in wage and hour disputes against many Fortune 500 companies and national conglomerates, among them Bank of America Corp., Tyson Foods, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Dell Technologies, DISH Network, Papa John’s International Inc., Yum! Brands, Inc., AT&T/DIRECTV, Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Penn National Gaming, Inc.
Our current FLSA investigations include work on behalf of:
- Fast food and quick-service employees
- Hospital and home healthcare employees
- Misclassified “independent contractors”
- Tipped hotel and restaurant workers
Every wage and hour case has a time limit, called a statute of limitations. This defines the time period in which you may file a wage and hour case. If you do not file your case within this time period, you could be forever barred from bringing any claim. If you suspect your employer is violating wage and hour laws, it’s important to act quickly. This allows us not only to meet filing deadlines, but also to gather facts, interview witnesses and obtain documents so evidence is properly preserved and the case can be set for a timely trial.
If you believe you have suffered lost wages due to your past or present employer’s wage and hour violations, call us today at 1.800.714.0360 or contact us here. We provide free, confidential consultations.