Maryland Wage & Hour Laws

Employment Law Attorney in Rockville, MD

The employment laws regarding wage and hour regulations can be complex, but it is important for employees to be aware of their rights according state and federal employment regulation laws, like the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). At The Spencer Firm, we possess extensive knowledge on wage and hour laws and understand how stressful a lawsuit against an employer can be. We work hard to provide clients with effective and swift legal counsel.

Why choose us?

  • We offer bilingual service in both English and Spanish.
  • Our attorneys have over a decade of legal experience.
  • The Spencer Firm offers free consultations for wage and hour claims.
  • We truly care about the wellbeing of our clients.

We have successfully settled various wage and hours claims for both employers and employees, equipping us to better assist our clients from every angle of the law. If you need a Rockville employment lawyer to address a wage and hour issue, contact our firm today.

Common Wage & Hour Claims

Wage and hour clams can take on several different forms and can be caused by various contributing factors.

Some common issues that involve wage and hour claims include:

  • The classification of salary vs. hourly.
  • Access to proper documentation of hours worked.
  • The proper enforcement of work duties.
  • Misclassifications of independent contractor vs. employee.

We are uniquely equipped to assist employees in these matters because, as employment lawyers who represent both sides, we understand and are knowledgeable on how the other side works. If your employer is violating the law and abusing your rights, then we will do everything in our power to protect you.

Wage & Hour Claim: Unpaid Wages

If you have not been properly paid, then you have the right to pursue legal channels in order to receive compensation.

An unpaid wage claim can result from the following:

  • Not being paid your last check,
  • Minimum wage violations,
  • And earning commissions.

While legal penalties vary by state, Maryland law allows you to sue your employer for the amount owed and up to three times that amount in damages. Additionally, your employer could be liable for you legal fees.

Wage & Hour Claim: Overtime Violations

There are both state and federal laws that protect employees from being overworked without proper pay. If you have worked more than 40 hours a week and have not been paid time and a half for those additional hours, then you need to contact legal counsel. While there are some exceptions to this regulation, they are often times misapplied. During your free, initial consultation, our attorney will gather the details of your specific situation and determine whether of not you have been properly paid.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

We offer free consultations in wage and hour cases. During your case evaluation, our attorney will gather any relevant information, provide you with a legal strategy to rectify the issue, and answer any of your questions or concerns. We make it a point to keep clients informed every step of the way.