Employment & Labor
Class action lawsuits hold employers accountable
The key to business success for large employers is making sure their workforce runs a profitable enterprise. Employers make a big contribution to the success of their employers. Despite this, many large companies take advantage of their workers and take shortcuts that put their employees at risk of harm. When an employer fails to fulfill obligations to workers, employees can file class action lawsuits for labor and employment law violations.
Workers Can Get Justice
When an employer does something wrong, it is difficult for a single employee to take on the company alone. This is especially true when workers have jobs with big companies with significant financial resources. Employees may feel as if they have few rights and limited opportunities to get justice for wrongdoing.
Class action lawsuits allow large groups of workers to join together to fight unfair, unjust and illegal employment practices. Groups of employees joined together in a crusade against their employers are much more powerful than a single employee standing alone.
Class actions are a powerful tool in the fight for workers’ rights. We have lots of experience with class action lawsuits that allow companies to litigate against their employers. Our focus is on making sure that employees don’t suffer harm and that their rights are protected.
There are four primary types of class action lawsuits that we can help employees to bring against employers:
- Employee misclassification cases/ cases involving exempt employees.
- Wage theft cases
- Employment discrimination cases
- Unpaid internship cases
Misclassification of employees
Companies save money by misclassifying workers as exempt from overtime or by misclassifying employees as contract workers.
Wage theft cases
These are also called meal and rest break cases, overtime cases, or wage and hour cases
Employment discrimination cases
Companies are not allowed to discriminate or treat people differently based on protected status. Discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, age, gender, or disability can result in a lawsuit.
Unpaid Internship Cases
Minimum wage laws passed by the Department of Labor apply in every state within the country. These minimum wage laws apply to every worker. Unfortunately, some employers try to avoid paying the minimum wage by calling certain workers “interns,” “aids,” “students,” or “trainees.”
Interns are not paid by employers for any work that they do and the employers benefit from free labor. The problem is is that the law has a specific set of requirements before someone may be classified as an intern and exempt from minimum wage laws. Anyone who has been classified as an intern and worked without pay who does not fit the definition of an “intern” may have a right to damages. If you believe you were improperly classified as an intern, please contact us.
We are here to help you fight against unfair and illegal employment situations. Please contact us today to share your experience.