Typical Wage And Hour Situation #1
Wage and hour litigation typically 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 or not paying employees to take legally 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 he or she “rocks 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 to 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 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/she loses his/her legal rights. This means the employee doesn’t get paid what he/she is owed, and the employer continues the illegal business practices. If you think your employer isn’t following the law, call us.
At Gregory M. Garrison, APC, we are here to help. Attorney Gregory M. Garrison is a seasoned trial lawyer who will not shy away from complicated or hard-fought cases. Mr. Garrison has a track record to prove it.
You will find Mr. Garrison both a compassionate listener and a fierce advocate. 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 him online. Consultations are free. Choosing the wrong lawyer isn’t.