In the past month, Lebau & Neuworth obtained two very favorable settlements for dozens of employees who were not paid overtime when working more than 40 hours per week and did not get paid for all hours worked (i.e, “off-the-clock” work).
In a case involving waitresses at a bar/lounge, our clients filed a lawsuit for wages under the Maryland Wage and Hour Law and Fair Labor Standards Act by keeping some of the waitresses' tips. After Lebau & Neuworth was able to establish that the waitresses had not been properly paid, the employer settled the case, paying our clients and their attorney fees and costs.
In a case involving debt collectors and credit advisors, the employer altogether failed to pay any overtime and only paid the workers based on a commission structure. In addition to suing for overtime, we asserted a that the employer intentionally issued fraudulent W-2s by failing to report all of their earned wages, including bonus checks.
(An employee can recover a penalty of $5,000 per year per for each fraudulent W-2 and attorney fees.) The case settled for our clients on very favorable terms.
If you want to receive the wages you deserve and to which you are entitled, the experienced and succesful attorneys at Lebau & Nueworth can help -- we know how to make sure employers pay their employees properly and fairly! Contact us at 888-456-2529 or lebauneuworth.com/contact-us.