Federal and state laws exist to protect employees in a wide range of matters, including fair payment for hours worked. When these laws are broken by an employer, workers can file claims and seek damages in court in order to right the wrong. Our attorneys can help.
As lawyers who concentrate on fighting for workers who have been treated unfairly by companies that employ them, we can help in two main areas:
Like it sounds, wage theft can refer to employees not being compensated fully or properly for the time they actually work:
- Not being paid overtime when an employer is legally obligated to pay time and a half for working more than 40 hours in a week
- Not receiving meal breaks
- Not being paid for set-up, preparation or on-site dressing time
Employee misclassification, a problem that can be addressed by an experienced employment attorney, usually means one of two things:
- Job misclassification as independent contractor: These are job situations in which workers are wrongly classified as independent contractors when they are in fact employees. This includes food industry drivers, couriers or other workers classified as independent contractors but who are controlled as if they were employees.
- Job misclassification as exempt: These are cases of employment misclassification where employees should be earning overtime but are wrongly classified as exempt — and thus disqualified for pay for working more than 40 hours in a week.
Contact a Minnesota Job Misclassification Attorney
Call us at 612-605-4098 for a free, confidential consultation with a Minneapolis wage and hour violation attorney. We can advise you regarding your legal rights and represent you if you have not been paid for time worked.