Employment/Wage & Hour

Handling Unpaid Overtime, Minimum Wage, "Off-the-Clock," and Misclassification Actions

When employees work hard, they deserve the compensation they have earned — compensation to support their lives and their families. The national unpaid overtime FLSA claim attorneys at the Kansas City law offices of Stueve Siegel Hanson are committed to protecting employees' right to fair pay for fair work. One of the leading firms in this area, we represent plaintiffs who have suffered lost wages and benefits due to their employer’s violations of state and federal wage and hour laws. We have successfully litigated and settled many nationwide wage and hour class and collective actions, providing our clients with more than $300 million in compensation for unpaid wages and overtime. We work on a contingent fee basis to ensure that legal representation is available to all individuals, regardless of ability to pay. We advance the expenses required to get your case to settlement or verdict.  All consultations are free. 

About the FLSA

Federal law protects employees' rights. 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, the rights of workers are under unprecedented assault by predatory employers. The violations are extensive:

  • 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."

Our lawyers are experienced in representing plaintiffs in high-profile wage and hour litigation through the country, and our experienced attorneys use knowledge gained at top law schools, federal clerkships, and national law firms to give our clients an advantage in court. Stueve Siegel Hanson has successfully represented and continues to represent employees in wage and hour disputes against many Fortune 500 companies, including:  Bank of America, Tyson Foods, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Dell, DISH Network, Papa John’s, Yum Brands, and Masco.

Every wage and hour case has a time limit called a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations mandates the time period in which you may file a wage and hour case. If you do not file your case within the time period mandated by state law you could forever be barred from bringing any such claim. Accordingly, time is of the essence when you are seeking legal representation for a wage and hour case. Besides the requirement of meeting any statute of limitations or other such filing deadlines, it is also important to contact one of our lawyers quickly so we can gather all facts, interview all witnesses, and obtain any necessary documents and statements in a timely manner to ensure that all relevant evidence is properly preserved and your case can be expeditiously and timely set for trial. 

If you believe you have suffered lost wages due to your past or present employer’s wage and hour violations, you may contact us below for a free, confidential consultation.

Click on the links below to learn more about specific industry investigations:

Fast Food and Quick-Service Employees

Agricultural Processing Workers

Tip Credits for Hotel and Restaurant Workers

Hospital and Home Healthcare Employees

Misclassifying Workers as "Independent Contractors"

Clubhouse and Administrative Employees in Sports Venues



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