Employment Litigation and Civil Rights – Employees

Employees from the front line of the workforce to the highest levels of the company or partnership have rights provided for by Federal and State Laws. GBB attorneys have represented workers under the vast array of these laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other statutory protections.

Your Rights

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) protects workers from unfair and exploitive pay practices, including failure to pay a minimum wage, failure to pay overtime, and requiring workers to work “off the clock” without pay. Under the FLSA and similar state laws, American workers have the right to:

  • Receive a minimum wage.
  • Receive overtime pay.
  • Receive pay for all time spent working.

Both current and former employees may bring a wage and hour lawsuit. You can seek recovery against a current or former employer for wage and hour violations arising any time during the past two years. Employers are also prohibited from retaliating against employees for reporting wage and hour violations. Many states also have laws requiring employers to provide employees with the opportunity to take meal and rest breaks after working for a set period of time.

GBB can help your determine if your wage and hour rights have been violated. If you suspect your rights have been violated, Contact Us for a free, confidential consultation.

Common Violations of Employment Laws

Violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (29 U.S.C. § 201, et seq.)

  • Failure to reimburse employees for job-related expenses
  • Failure to pay unused vacation time upon termination of employment
  • Failure to comply with meal period requirements
  • Failure to provide accurate itemized wage statements
  • “Off-the–clock” violations, including alteration of payroll records, demanding employees clean the worksite after clocking out and requiring workers to set up the worksite before clocking in or out