Cases by employees against employers for unpaid wages present a unique set of circumstances. Many times the employer exploits its employees by not providing or paying for meal or rest breaks, split shift premiums, or overtime. Sometimes the employer misclassifies its workers as “exempt” when the job duties really support “non-exempt” status. And, other employers will keep commissions earned, not even pay minimum wage, and actually fire or retaliate against its employee for trying to assert their rights including simply requesting to see their employment records. This can go on for years while the owners get to use the money actually belonging to its workers.
It is important to consult with a skilled and experienced attorney. Once an employee is terminated, the ability to go after the employer for unpaid wages may be quickly reduced.
Braid Pezzaglia has handled unpaid wage cases for nearly 20 years. He has held accountable businesses that take advantage of their workers by not paying what they earned. It is Mr. Pezzaglia’s years of evaluating the facts and circumstances, questioning of assumptions, and strategically arguing of cases that have leg to millions of dollars of settlements and judgments.