Wage & Hour Violation History
Since 2000, federal wage and labor lawsuits have increased by more than 400%, especially in the states of New York, California, Illinois, and Massachusetts. One cause of this may be the U.S. Department of Labor’s decision to increase the number of auditing investigators as well as initiate enforcement actions more frequently. These enforcement actions, along with lawsuits and government investigations, are the most significant threat to employers.
Types of Wage and Hour Litigation
There is a large variety of wage and hour claims under federal and state laws which we handle, including but not limited to:
- Misclassification of employees as exempt under the “white collar” administrative, executive, and professional (learned and creative) exemptions
- Misclassification of workers as independent contractors
- Failure to pay otherwise exempt employees on a salary basis
- Failure to pay for alleged pre- and post-shift “off-the-clock” activities for non-exempt employees
- Unpaid on-duty meal and rest breaks
- Improper calculation of the regular rate / Failure to pay minimum wage
- Failure to pay overtime
- Improper tip and “service charge” practices
- Other irregular pay practices under state statutory and common laws
How We Can Help You
The priority of our firm is to minimize damage and disruption for our clients if a lawsuit were to occur. We are here to guide you through every aspect of your case, and make sure that you receive the best possible outcome. Whether it be an individual claim or a substantial national case, our attorneys as well as our national network of resources will be there to defend you against whatever may unfold.
Contact an Attorney- Get a Free Case Evaluation
With over three and a half decades of experience, the law firm of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. is positioned to help those who have been threatened by these types of cases. Our law firm works with nationally recognized associated firms to reach major verdicts and settlements. Call our New York office at (631) 543-3663 to arrange a no cost, no obligation consultation to find out how an attorney can help you.