Failure to Pay Overtime or Minimum Wage
Disputes about overtime, minimum wage, salaries, commissions, vacation time, bonuses, stock options, and other forms of compensation are common. As employment lawyers, we can help you obtain the compensation that you have earned. Washington, D.C. and Maryland are particularly liberal jurisdictions with regard to wage claims, and you may find that you are entitled to more compensation than you realize. For example, a worker in D.C. may be entitled to recover up to four times the amount of wages that they are owed, and a worker in Maryland may recover up to three times the amount of wages owed, plus attorney’s fees and costs. Additionally, Virginia’s Wage Payment Act now provides that workers may sue for liquidated damages plus attorney’s fees and costs. Therefore, in the event of any dispute about compensation, it makes sense to have your situation analyzed by our experienced attorneys.
Employees are entitled to receive at least the minimum wage in their state and local jurisdiction. This applies to both hourly and salaried employees. In certain circumstances, failure to pay the requisite minimum wage may entitle you to 3 to 4 times the amount of unpaid minimum wages, as well as attorney’s fees and costs.
Many employees do not realize that they are entitled to overtime for every hour worked over 40 in a workweek. Overtime pay should be made at 1.5 times an employee’s usual hourly wage for all hours over 40 in the workweek. If you have been unlawfully denied these wages, you may be entitled to up to 3 or 4 times the amount of unpaid overtime, as well as attorney’s fees and costs.
In addition to state wage laws, our attorneys can represent you in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims. The FLSA is a federal law mandating minimum wage and overtime standards for employees in the private and public sectors. We can review your claim and advise you of your options.
Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., Overtime and Minimum Wage Lawyers