Wage And Hour Violations
Everyone deserves to be paid a fair wage on time. Unfortunately, some employers disregard Washington State employment laws and don’t pay their employees what they are owed, resulting in wage and hour violations.
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.
Do I Need To Hire An Employment Law Attorney?
If you have not been paid the wages to which you’re entitled or have a wage and hour violation, hiring an experienced Seattle employment law attorney can be critical to receiving what you’re owed. They can help you determine if you have a case and what your options are. If needed, they can help you bring the case to court or help you negotiate a deal with your employer without ever stepping into a courtroom.
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 violations. Call our experienced legal team today to learn more about your rights.
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As a Washington State employee, you are entitled to several protections and benefits under state and federal laws.
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Washington State law protects all people from discriminatory and unfair practices in the workplace.
Meet The Team
The Seattle wage and hour violation attorneys at Emery | Reddy, PLLC are passionate about helping workers with employment law issues and L&I claims. We Help Workers®: it’s our motto and what drives us every day.
We know how companies think, and we understand the tactics they use. Our wage and hour violation attorneys use that knowledge coupled with over two decades of experience to help our clients get access to the L&I benefits to which they are legally entitled and hold employers accountable when they break the law.