Wage and Hour Litigation and Counseling
We have handled dozens of wage and hour lawsuits involving single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class and collective actions over the past 21 years. We regularly litigate cases involving claims of misclassification of employees as exempt from overtime pay, misclassification of trainees or interns, off-the-clock work without pay, missed meal breaks, tip shaving, tip credits, violations of the salary basis test, prevailing wages, and unlawful deductions from wages. Many of the cases we have handled were settled on favorable terms, either on an individual or class-wide basis.
We also have years of experience counseling companies on their compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws, including overseeing wage and hour compliance audits and handling government investigations. We counsel our clients on how best to understand their workplace and how their business needs are impacted by their obligations under the wage and hour laws. We partner closely with clients' management and human resources teams to devise strategies for assessing and remedying risk associated with failure to pay wages, including overtime, properly. We stay abreast of this ever-evolving area of the law to ensure that our clients are aware of their rights and obligations under the relevant statutes, regulations and case law.