Class Action Wage And Hour Litigation
When a worker thinks something is wrong regarding an employer’s pay policies, chances are he or she is not alone. Corporate personnel and finance departments often misunderstand state and federal wage and hour laws and apply their own interpretation. Sometimes, the violation is on purpose; other times, it is simply a misinterpretation. Either way, workers have a right to pursue litigation to protect their rights.
We are the employment law attorneys of Leigh Law Group in San Francisco. For many years, we have been protecting the rights of workers in Marin County, throughout the Bay Area and across the state and nation. We are a preeminent law firm with a national reputation for successfully representing groups (or classes) of employees who join together as part of a class of plaintiffs in litigation against their employer. We have successfully represented workers in class action employment litigation suits involving wage and hour violations nationwide.
Representing You In Any Case
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a complex set of laws that protect workers from illegal practices regarding compensation, including:
- Overtime pay
- Time off and vacation
- Breaks and lunch hours
- Family and medical leave
- Withholding policies for taxes and judgments
Why Start A Class Action Lawsuit?
As lead plaintiff starting class action wage and hour litigation, you will be in control regarding whether to settle or take the case to trial. The amount of settlement or jury award is often significantly higher when a group (or class) of plaintiffs has been injured by the illegal actions. In addition, lead plaintiffs are the first people paid out of the settlement or jury verdict, after attorneys’ fees and court costs, and are often paid more.
Contact A Skilled Advocate Today
Call us to schedule a free initial consultation if you think you have a valid claim against your employer for starting a class action lawsuit.
California has some of the strictest wage and hour laws in the nation. The state takes seriously laws regarding how employees are classified, as either exempt or nonexempt from overtime regulations. In addition, many employers incorrectly think that salaried workers can automatically be required to work 50 and even 60 hours a week without overtime pay.
Serving Clients Throughout California
From offices in San Francisco, the employment law attorneys of Leigh Law Group protect the rights of workers in Marin County and throughout the Bay Area. Our lawyers have successfully represented employees in lawsuits based on federal wage and hour violations throughout California. We vigorously pursue the rights of employees to receive payment due to them for efforts on behalf of their employer.
We represent employees in the private business and public sector, including teachers in public schools. If you believe your employer is violating your rights regarding pay, overtime and time off, turn to us for help. Call us now at 800-768-2168.
Is It Worth Hiring An Attorney?
Protecting your rights is always worth the legal fight. Under state and federal law, your employer cannot retaliate against you for reporting a violation or filing a complaint under whistleblower laws. In addition, any compensation you recover for back pay and punitive damages will include additional money for legal fees. You will not only recover money for your own financial damages, but you will be putting a stop to future illegal practices against other employees as well.
You May Not Be The Only Employee With This Legal Problem
If your employer is cheating you out of overtime pay or other protections covered under wage and hour laws, chances are other employees are also being cheated as a matter of company policy. We have a successful record of representing groups of employees in class action lawsuits against employers that violate federal wage and hour laws. This is a complex area of state and federal law. We have the professional capacity and resources to be successful. Additional compensation is typically paid to the plaintiffs who initiate a class action lawsuit.
Call Us For A Free Confidential Consultation
Call us toll free at 800-768-2168 or send a confidential email to explain your concerns about your employer violating wage and hour laws. We will respond promptly to schedule a free initial consultation.
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