Does Your Pay Match Your Hours?
When you work for a living, you deserve to be paid fairly. That means that if you’re an hourly employee, you should receive overtime pay for extra hours you work. It also means that if you leave a job, you should be paid whatever vacation, bonus, negotiated severance or commission compensation you are owed. When your employer fails to pay you what you’ve already earned and you’re still an employee, you may hesitate to press the issue, for fear of retaliation. But your employer cannot legally fire or demote you for seeking to be paid for work that you’ve already done. In fact, your employer may simply be making a mistake that’s also affecting other employees. And it’s likely that you may need to partner with a lawyer to make sure you have the best possible chance at collecting the money you’ve already worked for, but haven’t received.
In Maryland, if you do not receive unpaid wage claims, you may be eligible to receive up to three times the amount you are owed in damages. In Washington, D.C., you could receive twice the amount you are owed.
We Can Determine The Core Problem
Sometimes people initially come to our firm for another type of problem. For example, we’ve encountered clients who thought they were being discriminated against or harassed, but their cases ultimately became about unpaid wages. It’s important that your attorney asks the right questions to determine exactly where the problem lies. Common wage problems we see happen when employers:
- Average employee hours over a two-week time frame
- Change time sheets
- Claim employees are on salary when they work more than 40 hours a week
At the Law Office of Neil S. Hyman, LLC, we know how to get the information we need to figure out the problem at the bottom of your employment dispute.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), you can recoup unpaid wages for up to two years, or for up to three if it can be shown that your employer intentionally failed to pay wages or overtime correctly.
Call For Help Getting Paid What You’ve Already Earned
At the Law Office of Neil S. Hyman, LLC, we know that you’re probably concerned about whether the amount you’ll have to spend on a lawyer will be more than what you are owed by your employer. We can answer your questions at your initial consultation and provide you with a road map to help you get the money you deserve. We’ve handled hundreds of cases just like yours and are confident that we can help you achieve a good result. Call 301-664-4848 or email our Bethesda office for more information.