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Wage and Hour Claims

Wage And Hour Violations

Everyone deserves to be paid a fair wage, and on time. Unfortunately, some employers disregard Washington employment laws and don’t pay their employees what they are owed, resulting in wage and hour violations.

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The Following Are Common Types Of Wage And Hour Violations:

  • Unpaid wages, or wage theft.
  • Failure to pay for “off-the-clock” work or overtime.
  • Improper payroll deductions.
  • Wage and compensation disputes.
  • Misclassification of employees as independent contractors to avoid paying overtime and other benefits.

The laws for hourly wages, overtime, and other related areas include both state and federal regulations, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Washington Minimum Wage Act, the Washington Wage Payment Act, and dozens of other statutes and regulations. Thanks to these laws, Washington state ensures greater wage and hour protections than what is granted to workers under federal law. If it is found that your employer willfully withheld wages, you may be entitled to double the amount withheld.

When To Hire An Employment Law Attorney

If you have not been paid the wages you’re entitled to or have an overtime violation, hiring a knowledgeable employment attorney can be critical to receiving what you’re owed.

If you feel that you are owed overtime or unpaid wages, or have questions regarding wage claims, call us for a free review. Emery | Reddy, PLLC has decades of experience in employment law and an unmatched record of helping Washington workers get the justice they deserve in wage and overtime disputes. Contact us today to learn more about your rights.

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