Wage and Hour Claims
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Oregon wage and hour laws are intended to protect employees. Many employers are ignorant of these laws and may violate their employees’ rights. These laws are complex, so it is important to consult with an experienced unpaid wages lawyer if issues arise.
Why Do Wage and Hour Claims Arise?
Many employers simply do not understand their obligations under Oregon and federal laws. In some situations, an employer may have a policy that they have always implemented, without realizing that the policy is contrary to the law because employees have never questioned the policy. Also, in today’s world, many employers outsource their payroll services to companies who may not understand the applicable laws.
Examples of Wage and Hour Laws
Here are a few examples of situations that could result in wage and hour claims:
- If an employee quits, the employer must pay all wages earned by the employee by the end of the employee’s last work day, provided that employee gave at least 48 hour notice.
- If an employee is fired, they must be paid by the end of the next business day.
- An employer cannot deduct funds from a paycheck unless the deduction is authorized by State or Federal law.
- If an employee works overtime, they are entitled to overtime compensation in certain situations.
- If employers fail to follow the wage and hour laws, then they may be subject to penalties.
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What Are Some of The Penalties for An Employer?
Employers may face the following penalties if they violate the laws:
- Full payment of the wages owing to the employee
- Penalty wages (the amount of the employee’s wage multiplied by thirty days)
- Attorney fees and costs incurred by the employee in pursuing the wage and hour claims
How an Unpaid Wages Lawyer Can Help
Robert L. Sepp, Attorney at Law is experienced in helping employees pursue claims against employers for a variety of wage-related issues, including unpaid overtime, minimum wage violations, nonpayment of wages, unauthorized deductions, unpaid vacation or personal time, commission payments, and independent contractor payments. He can help you recover the funds that are rightfully yours.
Robert L. Sepp works on a contingent fee basis, which means that there is no upfront cost or retainer required for his representation. Under this arrangement, he gets paid only if your claim is successful, so he strives to ensure the best result possible.
If you have wage and hour questions, contact Robert L. Sepp, Attorney at Law to schedule a consultation.
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