Wage And Hour Violation Attorneys
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, Pennsylvania, California and Florida, 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:
- Donning and doffing time
- Meal or rest breaks
- Mileage and expense reimbursement
- Minimum wage violations
- Misclassification of independent contractors
- Misclassification of managers or employees as exempt from overtime
- Unpaid or miscalculated overtime
- Working off the clock
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.