The most common way employees are abused involves compensation. Federal and state wage and hour laws and local ordinances were enacted to protect employees who are abused by their employers. Your employer is required to pay you a minimum wage under both federal and state laws. An employer’s failure to pay you minimum wage or overtime, or failure to abide by other provisions of wage and hour laws, may be grounds for a wage and hour dispute.

Overtime Pay

Both federal and state laws state that non-exempt employees are entitled to time and a half wages for every hour worked over 40 in a single five-day workweek. If you are not paid overtime when it is due, you may be entitled to recover overtime compensation plus additional damages, as well as attorneys’ fees and costs. Contact us for a free consultation if your employer is failing to compensate you for your time.


Eligible employees who take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are guaranteed reinstatement to a position with equal pay, benefits, and terms of employment upon return to work. If you believe you were retaliated against after taking FMLA, contact us for a free consultation.

Equal Employment

Federal laws exist to protect workers from being discriminated against for membership in a protected group, including age, race, sex, religious affiliation, and disability. Contact us for a consultation if you believe your wages or hours are being cut due to membership in one of these protected groups.