Typical Situation #1
Wage and hour litigation begins when an employee realizes something is wrong with his or her paycheck. Maybe the employer is not paying overtime. Maybe the employer is not allowing employees to take required breaks. Maybe the employer is requiring the employee to arrive at work 15 minutes before the employee is allowed to clock in.
The employee becomes upset and considers contacting a lawyer. However, the employee is rightfully concerned about what the employer might do if they “rock the boat”. Rest assured the law has anticipated these very real problems. Consultations with a lawyer are covered by attorney-client privilege. This means that every discussion you have with a lawyer is confidential.
You can contact a lawyer without fear of retaliation from your employer. Lawyers are required to keep whatever you tell them private. Lawyers cannot discuss anything you tell them with anyone without your approval. In addition, if you decide to file a lawsuit there are laws that protect you from employer retaliation.
Typical Wage and Hour Situation #2
An employee discovers that his employer has not paid him properly. After discussing the problem with the employer, the employer manufactures a trumped-up reason to fire the employee. Now the employee does not have a job, has been wrongfully terminated and the employee still has not been paid as required by law. The employee puts off calling a lawyer.
Unfortunately for the employee, there are various statutes of limitation that govern the employee’s right to sue the employer. If the employee waits too long he loses his legal rights. This means the employee doesn’t get paid what he is owed and the employer continues the illegal business practices. If you think your employer isn’t following the law call us.
We are here to help. We are seasoned trial lawyers who do not shy away from complicated or hard-fought cases. Our track record proves it. We understand that the cases we handle have a profound impact on our clients’ lives.
You will find Mr. Garrison both a compassionate listener and a fierce fighter. Mr. Garrison has successfully litigated many wage and hour individual and class action cases and knows the law. He is also equipped to help you resolve your wage and hour dispute through mediation or arbitration if one of these methods is appropriate. Remember all cases have statutes of limitations and a private consultation covered by attorney-client privilege will get you the real answers you need. Reach Gregory M. Garrison, APC, at 619-798-9501 or contact us online. Consultations are free. Choosing the wrong lawyer isn’t.