The labor law attorneys of Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP (SFMS) are highly versed in the nuances of wage and hour laws at both the state and federal levels. Our firm has handled wage and hour class actions on the plaintiff and defense sides, and our lawyers have counseled and represented both employers and labor unions in negotiation, arbitration and litigation of diverse labor matters from workplace safety regulation to collective bargaining.
With offices in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as California, Florida and Wisconsin, our labor and employment law attorneys are authorized to litigate in state and federal courts across the United States. We also represent U.S. employers and labor organizations internationally in matters relating to compensation and working conditions.
Unpaid Overtime And Other Wage And Hour Disputes
Our practice in wage and hour law primarily involves class actions and collective representation lawsuits alleging systematic violations, which might involve:
- Misclassification of managers or employees as exempt from overtime
- Misclassification of independent contractors
- Unpaid or miscalculated overtime
- Minimum wage violations
- Working off the clock
- Meal or rest breaks
- Donning and doffing time
- Mileage and expense reimbursement
Wage and hour litigation commonly hinges on interpretation of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules and other state and federal labor regulations. Having begun their careers in labor relations, several SFMS attorneys are familiar with the statutes, the remedies and relevant facts that must be established or refuted. Although our legal team has tried numerous class actions to verdict, we encourage clients to explore arbitration and other alternatives to negotiate an expeditious recovery for plaintiffs or to minimize the exposure for employers.
Contact SFMS to arrange a consultation with experienced employee misclassification and wage and hour violation attorneys.