We Stop Wage Theft
Wage theft is a common and regular risk to employees across the country. While all types of wage theft are against the law, that does not stop employers from attempting to do it. That is when clients come to us.
At Edelson Lechtzin LLP, we are attorneys with a national reach on the issues affecting everyday working people. From our offices in Pennsylvania and California, our actions have recovered over $1 billion for our clients. We understand the delicate nature of wage theft and have the knowledge to take action.
How To Recognize Wage Theft
Wage theft can come in many forms, from intentional misclassification to misuse of exemptions to illegal withholding. It can be hard to know when an employer has illegally reduced a paycheck, but most often, wage theft looks like the following:
- Overtime miscalculation: Often, employers may – intentionally or accidentally – miscalculate overtime work to minimize costs.
- Missed breaks: In most states, workers are entitled to breaks for meals and rest.
- Off-the-clock work: Some employers make it a practice to force employees to clock out and continue working.
- Stolen tips: Working for tips is common in many service industries, and employers have no right to those tips.
- Exemptions misuse: These are common with retail and sales workers or motor carriers.
- Misclassification: Misclassification can be used against contract workers and salaried employees to withhold appropriate wages.
In short, there are many unlawful time-shaving strategies that employers take against employees. We want to hear from anyone who may have been a victim of wage theft. We will closely review the facts and help guide the people that come to us to take their next legal step.
National Practice, Personalized Attention
We work with clients across the U.S., but we make each of our clients our focus. We listen to their stories and provide thoughtful legal advice. Contact our offices by phone at 844-696-7492 or send us an email to get a free consultation.