Wage and hour theft violations by employers are very common. Typical examples of these unlawful practices include:
- Restaurants that keep hourly workers on standby but do not pay them until the minute they are called in and report.
- Employers that do not pay employees who resign or who they fire for the time they worked and for earned leave
- Construction contractors that use their sub-contractors’ wage theft as an excuse not to pay workers who have built their projects.
The Federal Fair Labor Standards Act provides protection against this sort of abuse but is regularly ignored even though is was passed by Congress over 80 years ago.
The District of Columbia has its own Wage and Hour laws that are very strict. They require employers:
- To pay wages owed to employees very promptly, even to employees whose employment has been terminated through no fault of their own.
- To pay wages owed to employees who telework outside the District for DC employers, and to administrative and professional employees.
The DC Statute is very pro-employee and puts powerful tools in the hands of employees. It requires employers who are proven violators:
- To pay unpaid back wages, even for unpaid commissions and bonuses based on formulas.
- To pay the legal fees for employee’s attorneys.
Seldon Bofinger attorneys are experienced wage and hour lawyers. If you have not been paid for hours you’ve worked; for overtime; for waiting to be called to work; for a bonus or commissions you have earned; or by a prime contractor or a sub-contractor, having Seldon Bofinger on your side as your wage and hour attorneys will give you the forceful advocacy you need to take on your employer.