Wage & Hour


Workers should be paid a fair wage in a timely manner for work performed. This is central to the employer-employee relationship. However, employers may try and take advantage of their employees by miscalculating payments or delaying those payments.

There are strong state and federal laws that help ensure workers timely receive what is owed.

Common Types of Wage & Hour Disputes

  • Unpaid Wages: Employers cannot unreasonably withhold their employee’s paychecks or fail to pay their employees according to a reasonable and/or agreed-upon schedule. Employers are also not allowed to withhold owed payments to any employees that end their employment.
  • Unpaid Commissions: Similar to wages, employers must pay employees what is owed in commissions.
  • Overtime Claims: Calculating overtime can be complicated and there are exceptions, but employees must generally receive compensation at a greater rate when working more than 40-hours a week. Employers that classify workers as “independent contractors” or salaried employees just to avoid paying overtime may still be violating the law.
  • “Off the Clock” Claims: Similar to many overtime claims, there may be instances where employers unlawfully require employees to work without pay, or to work “off the clock” throughout the week.

At Carter Law Firm, we are ready to help you receive what you are owed.

We understand that your wages is how you provide for your family and it isn’t right if employers are trying to avoid their responsibilities. We are here to help!