The Fair Labor Standards Act and the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act govern pay practices, including minimum standards for employee compensation as well as guidelines for overtime pay. If you feel like your rights have been violated or an employee is accusing you of breaking wage and hour laws, it is in your interest to discuss your situation with an experienced employment lawyer.
At Maloney Law & Associates, PLLC, we work closely with employees, employers, and the Department of Labor to resolve wage and hour disputes efficiently and effectively. With more than 30 years of employment law experience, you can trust us to find solutions that make sense for you and meet your specific needs. Whether it’s assisting you to calculate and collect overtime pay or helping you correctly classify your employees as exempt or non-exempt, Maloney Law & Associates, PLLC, has expierence with a wide range of wage and hour issues.
Call our Charlotte law firm today at 704-323-8961 to discuss your legal options with a knowledgeable North Carolina wage and hour lawyer today.
In business and in life, mistakes happen. Many employers who violate wage and hour laws do so because they misunderstand the regulations or otherwise make an honest mistake. If a violation is willful, the “look back” period is three years rather than two. If an employee is successful in establishing a violation of the wage and hour laws, they may recover double compensation for lost wages as well as attorneys’ fees. During a Department of Labor investigation they may discover more violations than originally reported, and they may find violations involving additional employees. The Department of Labor may also impose fines in addition to compensating employees.
Running a business can be stressful and sometimes critical elements can be overlooked. Don’t let wage and hour compliance be one of them. From making sure employees have lunch breaks to making sure eligible employees receive overtime pay, we can help you stay in compliance so you can keep your focus on running your business. We offer a variety of services for employers, including: