Fighting Wage And Hour Violations Through Class Actions
When a worker thinks something is wrong regarding an employer’s pay policies, chances are they are 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 that join 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 – Serving Clients Throughout California
Call us to schedule an 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.