Companies face many types of lawsuits from employees and ex-employees on a daily basis. One of the most frequent and potentially devastating actions involves claims for unpaid minimum and overtime wages under federal and state wage laws.
When confronted with high-stakes wage claims, clients need experienced compliance counsel and aggressive representation. Michael Best’s Wage and Hour team has defended companies in U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) audits, single-plaintiff claims, class actions under state laws, collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and prevailing wage complaints. Our clients run the gamut of industries, including manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, technology, restaurant, agriculture, and retail.
We have the experience, tenacity, and resources to successfully handle local, regional, and national cases in state and federal court, before administrative agencies, and in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
We are also experienced in proactively counseling clients on wage and hour compliance, thereby reducing their exposure to class and collective action lawsuits, and we routinely conduct confidential internal audits of compensation practices.