PRACTICE AREAS | Employment Law - Wage and Hour Violations
Exposing Wage & Hour Violations in Washington
Fair compensation for your best efforts
Minimum wage and overtime laws are relatively new concepts. Their novelty, however, is no excuse for ignoring these laws and advancing your bottom line at the expense of your employees. All you are asking for is a job that allows you to sell your talents for a reasonable price on reasonable terms. If any part of that formula breaks down, it may be necessary for a wrongful termination suit to repair it. The Law Firm of Kallis & Associates P.C. provides the experience and skill necessary to pursue your claims successfully.
Can my employer ever ask me to work off the clock?
Absolutely not. Do not be cajoled or bullied into thinking otherwise. Federal laws apply not only to the time you report to work and the time you get off, but also to your lunch break and coffee breaks. Employers are determined to wring every last minute out of the day. Most employers would enthusiastically support a return to the old six-day workweek. Be especially mindful of the incremental encroachment. “You’ve finished your lunch, so now get back to work.” If you haven’t had an hour or 30 minutes or whatever, you are not finished. You can very well expect that if your break was two minutes shorter this week, it is likely to be three minutes shorter next week.
What are some common wage complaints?
Just like Las Vegas casinos do not make money by paying jackpots, employers do not make money by paying wages and other fair compensation. Some common matters referred to a labor law attorney in Seattle include:
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