Washington, D.C., Wage and Hour Disputes Attorney
As an employee, you have certain rights under the law. For instance, if you have not been paid for overtime and you are a non-exempt employee, then you are entitled to overtime. Likewise, if you have been misclassified as an exempt employee and have not been paid overtime, you may have a claim against your employer.
These types of claims are known as wage and hour claims. Wage and hour disputes can involve overtime payments, contract disputes or the misclassification of employees.
If you believe that you were underpaid or your employer wrongfully denied you benefits or overtime, you have the right to challenge its actions in court. At Alan Lescht & Associates, P.C, we have vast experience asserting the rights of employees involved in employment disputes and wage and hour claims.
Please contact us today if any of the following apply to you:
- Your employer has failed to pay you for all of the hours and overtime pay you have worked
- Your employer has wrongfully withheld tips or commissions that were yours per an employment agreement
- You are facing a contract dispute regarding your salary or unpaid wages
- Your employer has wrongfully withheld payment after you were fired in retaliation
- You have a dispute related to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- You are a federal employee with a dispute over unpaid wages or wrongful termination
- Your employer has failed to pay you minimum wage, which is currently $10.50 ($11.50 as of July 2017) in Washington, D.C.
Our attorneys are experienced in protecting the rights of clients involved in all types of employment disputes. We understand the legal process and will aggressively assert your rights against a wrongful employer.
Our skilled employee rights attorneys are prepared to advise you about your right to fair pay for work performed in good faith. Let our attorneys assert your rights and recover the compensation you earned.
We have experience in all of the following:
- Misclassification of employees: independent contractors vs. full-time employees
- Benefits disputes
- Missed meal and rest breaks
- Unpaid overtime or hourly disputes
- Unpaid wages and salary due at time of termination
- Failure to pay vacation and personal time
Retaliation and Protecting Your Reputation
Many employees are concerned about protecting their job or their reputation in a certain career or business. It is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you for bringing a wage and hour claim. This includes termination, demotion or failing to give you a promotion as a result of your filing a claim. If you are fearful of termination or if you have faced retaliation as a result of a claim, we can help you.
Our attorneys will take the time to understand your unique concerns and objectives so that we can proceed in your case accordingly. Whether you are interested in the swift resolution of your case or protecting your job security, we will take appropriate action to accomplish your goals, protect your rights and recover the compensation you deserve.
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Please contact our firm to speak with an experienced lawyer about wage and hour law. We offer strategic and results-driven legal services to clients in Washington, D.C., and throughout Maryland and Northern Virginia.
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