Wage & Hour

Wolf Haldenstein has served as lead counsel in some of the most important state and federal wage and hour class action lawsuits in the United States, which have resulted in the recovery of over $300 million for wronged workers. Our Firm has a stellar record of success in litigating various types of claims on behalf of workers, and we have developed a focused practice dedicated to tackling wage and hour cases, particularly in the area of employee misclassification and failure to pay overtime and expenses.

Wolf Haldenstein concentrates on how employee classification can affect the monies and benefits due to workers in a wide variety of employment and business environments.  We fight to ensure that workers are paid fairly and that businesses follow the law in keeping records and providing pay and benefit packages that reflect appropriate employee classifications.  We regularly bring cases related to unpaid overtime, minimum and termination wages, denied meal or break periods, unreimbursed job expenses, improper deductions from compensation, off-the-clock work, failure to comply with required layoff warning laws, and penalties for non-payment of wages.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling complex class action cases and representing large groups of employees under both the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN).  Wolf Haldenstein has fought on behalf of securities brokers who were denied overtime pay and expense reimbursements; truck drivers who were misclassified as independent contractors and denied overtime and payroll benefits; workers who lost wages due to plant closures; and athletes who were denied minimum wage payments.

Wolf Haldenstein’s Wage & Hour practice is fully supported by the Firm’s Business Practice, Labor, and Social Justice practice groups, combining our experience and knowledge in complex class actions, unfair practices, internal investigations and whistleblower protections to fight for fair pay and protections for all workers.

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