Using Class Actions Lawsuits Effectively For Our Clients
Everyone knows it’s a tough economy. But that does not justify an employer failing to pay you what the law calls for.
If you feel that your employer has not paid you properly for overtime, meal and rest breaks, or vacation pay, don’t hesitate to talk with a lawyer just because you think the amount is too small to pursue. Chances are you are not alone, and it may be possible to bring a class action on behalf of all of the people in the group.
At Zatuchni & Associates, we bring class action lawsuits involving groups of people whose employer has engaged in systematic violations of wage and hour laws. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help. With offices in New Jersey and New York, we serve clients across the country in class action cases.
Possible Class Action Cases
Class actions are designed to hold wrongdoing employers accountable even in cases where pursuing an individual recovery would too small to make a lawsuit feasible. By combining employees who suffered the same type of harm into a large group, they can proceed together to enforce their rights. A few people are chosen as class representatives to challenge the policy or practice of an offending employer. The law permits this as long as the legal and factual basis of the claim is the same for all class members.
Our firm can pursue recovery through a class action for wage and hour law violations that include:
- Meals and breaks
- Vacation pay
- Minimum wage
Many employers misuse the distinction between classified and unclassified employees. If you believe you have been misclassified as an exempt employee − when you should really have been receiving overtime − talk with an experienced employment law attorney at our firm.
Contact our office to speak to an employee rights attorney about wage and hour law violations and the possibility of a class action lawsuit.