Experienced Missouri Employment Lawyers Handle Wage & Overtime Claims
Skilled attorneys help employees in the St. Louis area get justice
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been protecting employees since 1937. Under its two central provisions — the minimum wage requirement and the overtime provision — employers are obligated to pay required wages and, for non-exempt employees, pay overtime when they work for more than 40 hours in a week. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Joan M. Swartz are well qualified to determine if you have a valid wage, hour or overtime claim against your employer, and we are prepared to obtain the payment you're owed for the work you've performed. We represent clients in the St. Louis area and throughout Missouri in these and other employment law cases to ensure they are fully compensated for the work they provide.
Proven advocates represent employees in a range of wage and hour claims
Wage disputes can range from simple classification errors to complex and time-consuming cases where employers have deliberately violated the law. We can clearly and precisely explain your employment rights under Missouri and federal law. Our attorneys have recovered earnings and other damages for clients in cases related to:
- Misclassification of employees as exempt from wage and hour laws
- Unpaid overtime and sick days
- Violation of minimum wage laws
- Unpaid lunch and rest periods in violation of the law
- Independent contractor rights
- Late pay
- Unpaid reimbursement for work-related expenses
- Improper deductions
Our firm strives to get workers the fair treatment and wages they are entitled to by law.
Knowledgeable advisers empower employees to seek what they're owed
Even when employees know they have been underpaid, the thought of bringing a legal action against their employer can be intimidating. But it is important for workers to know their rights and hold their employers accountable. Our attorneys are intimately familiar with both state and federal standards in wage and overtime law and will file a claim against your company when they've violated your rights. Under the FLSA, it is unlawful for an employer to fire or discriminate against an employee who has filed a complaint or participated in an FLSA legal proceeding. If you believe you have been retaliated against for challenging your employer’s payment practices, we will take prompt action and pursue justice on your behalf.
Skilled lawyers offer employees options in wage disputes
Our attorneys will meticulously analyze the circumstances of your wage, hour or overtime claim to determine whether a negotiated settlement or litigation is the better option. As skilled negotiators, we can often reach a settlement that saves you time and money, but we are always prepared to enforce your rights at trial when we need to. Regardless of your course of action, our trial experience and track record of successfully handling wage and overtime claims provide you with the security of knowing your case is being handled by a seasoned professional.
Contact a Missouri employment lawyer for help with a wage or overtime claim
If you are not receiving the wages you deserve, the Law Offices of Joan M. Swartz will represent your rights to fair compensation. We handle wage and overtime claims for clients throughout Missouri. Call us at 314-471-2032 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our St. Louis office.