Labor & Employment Law: Unpaid Wages, Minimum Wage, Prevailing Wage & Overtime Claims
The Chander Law Firm represents employees and employers in claims for unpaid wages, back pay, minimum wage violations, prevailing wage violations, and overtime claims.
Claims for unpaid and back wages are generally covered by state law. These laws prevent employers from withholding pay, failing to pay minimum and hourly wages, and unlawfully deducting wages. Claims may also be raised for payment of bonuses, commissions, and fringe benefits. Employers that fail to comply with wage obligations may be held to pay unpaid wages, attorneys fees, and penalties.
Minimum Wage and Overtime - the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets basic minimum wage and overtime pay standards. Workers who are covered by the FLSA are entitled to a minimum wage of not less than $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. Overtime pay at a rate of not less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay is required after 40 hours of work in a workweek. Certain exemptions apply to specific types of businesses or specific types of work.
Prevailing Wage Claims
Multiple federal statues require the payment of a minimum prevailing wage for particular occupations. Employers may be bound to prevailing wage requirements when contract to provide services or goods to the federal government and when hiring certain nonimmigrant aliens under the H-1B visa program. Laws covering prevailing wage requirements include:
The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts
Service Contract Act
Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act
Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1990
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