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Wage Disputes Attorney Serving Metro Atlanta, Georgia

You work hard, dedicating your time and skills to your job, expecting fair compensation in return.

When your rightful earnings are withheld or when you're not compensated for overtime hours, it's not just a financial strain. It affects your morale, your sense of security, and your trust in your employer.  

Employees in these situations need to know they're not alone and that their feelings of frustration and injustice are valid. 

Attorney Clifford Weiss is dedicated to ensuring employees receive the wages they are legally entitled to, from overtime pay to minimum wage disputes. Start exploring your options for securing fair and full compensation in Atlanta, Georgia, reach out to Fox & Weiss, P.A. today. Your first consultation is free.  

Holding Employers Accountable to Fair Pay Practices 

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), state laws, and local laws all work collectively to protect the rights of employees. FLSA requires employers to pay time-and-a-half for all hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek.  

It also sets very strict guidelines concerning commissions, properly classifying employees, and the proper payment of bonuses. It is not unusual for employers to be in violation of the FLSA and other employment laws without knowing it.  

Common violations include improperly exempting supervisors and managers from overtime pay, misclassifying employees as independent contractors, and denying overtime to salaried employees. 

Fight for What’s Yours

Your Right to Compensation for Unpaid Overtime 

Unpaid overtime claims are always worth looking into even if you are not sure if you qualify for a claim. If you can prove that you were not properly compensated for your overtime hours, you can sue for unpaid overtime equal to one-and-a-half times your normal rate back two years from the date the claim is filed.  

If you can prove the employer deliberately set out to deny you pay, that time frame goes back to three years. Usually, you are entitled to liquidated or double damages as well. If we win the claim, FLSA requires your employer to pay our fee as well as your back pay. As a result, employers are typically very willing to resolve these matters quickly. 

Your Right to Compensation for Unpaid Commissions 

Like unpaid overtime, unpaid commission claims are subject to doubling and require the employer to cover the employee’s legal fees. There is often confusion about commissions due when an employee leaves a company.  

It's important to make sure you have a copy of your commission agreement to present in court. Attorney Clifford Weiss can review your agreement and verify whether you are owed money, then help you recover all the money that is owed to you. 

Wage & Hour Law FAQs 

Are my breaks included in my pay?  

Under both federal and Georgia law, there's no specific right for employees to have meal or rest breaks during their workday. But, if your employer decides to offer break time, you may be entitled for being paid for the time.  

How long does a wage dispute claim typically take to resolve?  

The duration of a wage dispute claim can vary widely depending on the specifics of the case, the amount of documentation involved, and whether the employer chooses to settle or go to court.  

Some cases may be resolved in a matter of months, while more complex cases could take over a year. Attorney Clifford Weiss's goal is to resolve your claim as efficiently and effectively as possible, ensuring you receive the compensation you're entitled to without unnecessary delay. 

Is it necessary to have direct proof, like timesheets, to file an unpaid overtime claim?  

While having direct proof such as timesheets, emails, or wage statements can absolutely strengthen your claim, if such direct evidence is unavailable, there are other methods to demonstrate the hours worked, such as through the testimony of coworkers or other indirect evidence.  

Fox & Weiss, P.A. can help you gather the necessary documentation and build a strong case, even in situations where direct proof might be lacking. 

Why Choose Fox & Weiss, P.A. for Your Wage Dispute? 

Choosing Fox & Weiss, P.A. means partnering with a firm that prioritizes your rights and interests. Attorney Clifford Weiss's approach combines thorough legal knowledge with a commitment to personalized service.

He aims to resolve current disputes and advises on strategies to protect against future wage issues. He's here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring you understand your rights and the processes involved in securing your lawful compensation. 

The firm also offers experienced support that spans a broad spectrum of industries and employment scenarios, empowering them to handle the most complex wage dispute cases with confidence and precision. Whether you're facing issues with unpaid overtime, misclassification, or any other wage-related concerns, Fox & Weiss, P.A. is equipped to advocate for your financial rights and interests. 

Wage Dispute Attorney
Serving Metro Atlanta

At Fox & Weiss, P.A., the commitment is to you—the employee. Attorney Clifford Weiss is here to protect your rights and ensure you receive fair compensation. Contact his firm today to schedule your free initial consultation and start advocating for your rightful earnings in Metro Atlanta, Georgia.