Unpaid Wage & Hour Disputes
Most employers are aware of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and related legislation in the state(s) where they conduct business. However, the laws are complicated and change frequently. Even prudent employers can break them unintentionally. We are here to help when problems arise.
Exceptional Business Law Attorneys Serving the Pacific Northwest
At Chenoweth Law Group, we have more than 70 years of combined experience in business and commercial litigation and employment dispute matters. From our Portland office we represent employers throughout Oregon, Washington, and California. If your company is facing a civil or class action suit regarding unpaid wages, our attorneys can develop effective defense strategies tailored to your needs. We can also help you avoid suits in the future by ensuring you fully understand your legal obligations and implement policies to protect your business.
Understanding Unpaid Wage and Hour Disputes
Wage and hour disputes involve allegations that the employee has been underpaid for the number of hours he or she has worked. Common problem areas include:
- Tips and minimum wages
- Travel time
- Rest and meal breaks, or “off-the-clock” work
- Independent contractors and telecommuters
- Misclassification claims
Some of the most common cases involve employees who are classified as “exempt” from these rules — generally, employees who are paid a salary rather than an hourly wage, such as executives, administrators, professionals, and those in computer-related occupations. Misclassifying an employee as exempt means he or she will not receive benefits, such as overtime, to which they are entitled. These claims can cost your business.
Questions About a Wage and Hour Dispute? Contact Us.
When you need sound advice, CLG is prepared to help your business with its employment law concerns. To schedule an appointment with a lawyer at our Portland office, complete our online contact form or call us at 503.446.6261.