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When your employer does not pay for all the hours that you work, they are not only betraying their duties under the law—they are betraying you.
If you’ve found yourself in a situation where you are not being paid fairly, it’s hard to know where to turn to for help.
At Josephson Dunlap, we understand what you are going through, and we are here to guide you every step of the way as we fight to get all your hard-earned money back.
Our unpaid wage lawyers have stepped in and helped many others stand up against their employers, and we want to help you too.
Our unpaid wage attorneys are laser-focused on getting back what you are owed. We believe our clients deserve their fair pay, and we will stop at nothing to reclaim what was lost.
To date, our firm has:
- Recovered millions of dollars in unpaid wages
- Helped more than 100,000 workers across the U.S.
- Filed over 1,800 cases nationwide
Our team at Josephson Dunlap knows how to navigate the legal system, and we are committed to being the tireless advocate you need.
Can You Sue for Unpaid Wages?
Unpaid wages can leave any hardworking employee feeling frustrated and undervalued. If you've found yourself in a situation where your employer has failed to pay you the wages you're owed, you may be wondering if you have any legal recourse.
The answer is yes, you can sue your employer for unpaid wages.
However, this process can be complex, requiring representation from an unpaid wage lawyer who has a thorough understanding of relevant employment laws and regulations. An attorney from Josephson Dunlap can help you navigate this difficult situation and work to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
“Filing a case was easy and the staff was beyond wonderful when it came to answering my questions in regards to my case. They’re polite, well spoken and overall professional.”- Robert F. Straight Time for Overtime
“I have made multiple recommendations for Josephson Dunlap to family and friends. They kept me updated with my case, provided ongoing follow-up support, and made sure I received everything that was owed to me!”- Samantha R. Off-The-Clock Case
“Josephson Dunlap did everything that could be asked. They were great communicators and treated me with respect. They fought for me and delivered results that were better than expected.”- Tony S. Misclassification Case
Cases Filed Nationwide
Recovered in Unpaid Wages
Salaried WorkersIt is a common myth that salaried workers do not receive overtime. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay all employees that work over 40 hours a week overtime. Even if you are labeled as an exempt employee, there is a high probability that you are incorrectly labeled, misclassified, and should still be receiving overtime compensation.
Day Rate WorkersDay rate workers receive a flat sum or a day rate for all of the hours worked in one day. What you may not know is that your employer is required to pay you overtime if you work more than 40 hours per week. If you are a day rate worker and you are working more than 40 hours per week, call Josephson Dunlap today to start reclaiming your unpaid wages.
Independent ContractorsIndependent contractors are employees who are not economically dependent on their employer. They are not paid vacation time, meal breaks, or overtime. They also do not qualify to receive medical insurance from their employer. Unfortunately, employers will misclassify their employees as independent contractors to avoid paying for overtime and other employee benefits. Misclassification of independent contractors happens often and it could be happening to you.
Hourly WorkersHourly workers are often not paid for all of the overtime that they work. Many of the basic rights required by law are denied to hourly workers and therefore their overtime pay is denied as well. A few of these rights are relating to breaks, minimum wage, working off the clock, vacation and time off, illegal wage deductions and inaccurate wage statements. Each time your rights are denied, it can add up to substantial overtime in back wages that your employer is required to pay to you.
In the United States, workers in all positions and across all industries have numerous rights. These rights are protected by both federal and state laws.
As a worker, it is important that you understand your rights so that you know when an employer has violated them, as well as what to do when this occurs.
In addition to having the right to a workplace that is safe and free from discrimination and harassment, you have the right to receive fair pay for all hours worked. Your employer may not take unlawful deductions from your paycheck, nor may they engage in illegal tip pooling or pay you less than the applicable minimum wage in your state or local area.
Depending on your employment status, you may also have the right to overtime pay, even if you are a salaried employee.
Your right to unpaid leave is also protected under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), as well as certain other state laws. This means that you can take qualified, job-protected, unpaid FMLA leave without retaliation.
Depending on the state in which you live and work, you may also be entitled to regular meal breaks and rest periods during your shifts.
Perhaps most importantly of all, you should know that you have the right to sue your employer when they violate your rights.
You are allowed to report rights violations—ranging from workplace discrimination and harassment to unpaid wages and overtime—without being retaliated against or disciplined in any way.
If you believe your employer has failed to pay you for hours worked or otherwise violated your rights as an employee, reach out to our team at Josephson Dunlap right away for the legal help you need.
Call (888) 742-7242 to speak with our unpaid wage attorneys. We handle cases nationwide.
Our team of award-winning trial attorneys are dedicated to our clients. We have the staff, the resources, and the significant legal experience to fight for you and your hard earned wages.
FocusWe have one mission and one mission only: to reclaim lost wages. We are laser-focused on that mission.
SuccessWe fight for fair pay under the law and don't stop until our clients are paid what they are owed. We have been able to reclaim millions in lost wages for our clients, and we could potentially do the same for you.
EmpathyWe are more than lawyers, we are your defender and we have dedicated our practice to helping people seeking their correct pay under the law.
For more than two decades, our unpaid wage attorneys have helped workers throughout the U.S. stand up to employers that would seek to cheat them out of fair wages.
Our clients include people from all walks of life, including:
We handle all types of claims, including those involving:
- Employee misclassification
- Expense reimbursement
- Unpaid commissions
- Delayed or untimely wages
- Off-the-clock work
- And more
No matter the situation you are up against, you can count on our team to fight tirelessly for the fair reimbursement you are owed. Because we are a large, nationwide firm with a long, proven track record of success, we have the necessary resources to effectively pursue these claims.
We view ourselves as more than lawyers; we are your defender, your advocate, and your guide through the legal process. We are proud to dedicate our legal practice to protecting the rights of workers throughout the United States, and we are ready to fight for you.
At Josephson Dunlap, we only have one goal: to help you recover the rightful damages you are owed.
If you have suffered financial loss, psychological distress, or other damages due to an employer’s wrongful conduct, reach out to our nationwide unpaid wage lawyers today to learn how we can help.