Portland Lawyer Recovering Unpaid Wages
If you were denied wages by your employer for any reason, you may have the right to sue them under Oregon’s wage and hour laws. These laws allow employees to recover not only the value of their lost wages, but also significant additional sums of money that may include penalty wages, interest, and attorney’s fees.
Portland attorney Eric Wilson has fought to recover unpaid wages on behalf of employees for over 15 years. He is experienced in both individual wage disputes and complex federal class actions. If your employer owes you money, Eric Wilson and his team at Oregon Employment Law will work hard to obtain the maximum recovery available under the law.
Oregon Overtime Law: Time-and-a-Half Wages
Oregon employers are required to pay employees time-and-a-half wages for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. That means your employer must pay you 1.5 times your regular hourly wage when you work more than 40 hours in one week. Very few exceptions apply.
Some employers simply refuse to pay time-and-a-half wages. Others try to hide their unlawful conduct by paying straight-time “bonuses” or by making cash payments with no documentation. These pay practices are illegal.
If your employer refused to pay you time-and-a-half wages for your overtime work, call Eric Wilson at Oregon Employment Law for a free consultation today.
Does Your Employer Owe You Money?
Greedy employers have found many ways to steal money from their hard-working employees. It is unlawful for an employer to make an employee work “off the clock” before or after his or her shift. It is unlawful for an employer to refuse to pay employees for mandatory training sessions or meetings. Employers also routinely break the law by failing to pay employees commissions they were promised and by refusing to pay employees for certain travel time.
If your employer owes you money, Eric Wilson will move aggressively to recover not only the money you are owed, but also the additional sums allowed by law, including penalty wages, interest, and attorney’s fees.
Were You Misclassified?
Oregon employers often try to cheat employees out of time-and-a-half overtime wages by paying a fixed salary instead of the required hourly wage. The rules in this area are complex, but you may have been misclassified if your employer paid you a salary but you did not actively supervise other employees or perform “intellectual” work. If that’s the case, call Eric Wilson today for a free consultation about your legal rights and potential claims.
Talk to an Experienced Wage Lawyer Today
Attorney Eric Wilson offers free consultations and works on a contingency fee basis. That means you won’t owe Eric anything for his legal work unless and until he recovers money on your behalf. There is no risk in calling — the law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who file a wage claim or who talk with a lawyer about a wage claim.
Call or contact Eric online today.