Minimum Wage, Overtime and Unpaid Wages

Robin Potter and her firm have helped thousands of employees recover millions of dollars in unpaid wages over the last twenty years. Minimum wage, overtime, and other wage and hour violations can arise in a variety of circumstances, including for instance:

  • Ricardo Levins MoralesWhen an employee paid hourly is required to work “off-the-clock,” i.e., without pay;
  • When an employee is mis-classified as an “independent contractor” or “white collar exempt” employee, and not paid overtime when she works more than 40 hours per week;
  • When an employer fails to comply with statutory requirements to take a “tip credit” toward minimum wage for tip-earning employees, such as requiring them to share their tips with employees who do not regularly earn tips, like cooks or managers;
  • When an employer fails to pay non-exempt employees for pre- or post-shift meetings, for time spent donning and doffing uniforms or protective gear, or for time worked during unpaid lunch breaks.

This list is not exhaustive. Wage and hour violations can arise under a variety of circumstances and contexts. Our firm has successfully represented employees in wage and hour actions in a variety of employment settings, including restaurants, hospitality, law enforcement, education, manufacturing, service, retail, municipal employees, trucking, sales, real estate, health care, pharma, and the list goes on.

If you have any questions about how you have been paid, or if you believe you are owed wages, contact us by clicking here.

For more information about federal and state laws that protect employees’ wages, see Wage and Hour Law – An Overview.


Artwork courtesy of Ricardo Levins Morales.