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Wage & Overtime Claims

Our Experienced North Carolina Wage & Overtime Lawyers Pursue Claims for Workers

Greensboro attorneys help employees get justice

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been protecting employees since 1937. Under its two central provisions — the minimum wage requirement and the overtime provision — employers are obligated to pay you the wages required by the FLSA, and if you are classified as non-exempt, pay for your overtime. The lawyers at Smith, James, Rowlett & Cohen, L.L.P. are well qualified to determine if you have a wage, hour or overtime law case against your employer.

Wage disputes can range from simple misclassification errors to complex and time-consuming cases where employers have deliberately violated the law. We can clearly and precisely explain your employment rights under North Carolina law and the FLSA. You may be able to recover earnings and other damages related to:

  • Misclassification of employees as exempt from wage and hour laws
  • Unpaid overtime and sick days
  • Violation of minimum wage laws
  • Unpaid lunch and rest periods in violation of the law
  • Independent contractor rights
  • Late pay
  • Unpaid reimbursement for work-related expenses
  • Improper deductions

Our firm strives to get workers the fair treatment they are entitled to by law.

Empowering employees

Even when employees think they have been underpaid or have not been paid the wages required by the FLSA, the thought of facing an employer is tinged with apprehension. Our attorneys are intimately familiar with both state and federal standards in wage and overtime law and will zealously work to protect your rights. Furthermore, under the FLSA, it is unlawful for an employer to fire or discriminate against an employee who has filed a complaint or participated in an FLSA legal proceeding. If you believe you have been retaliated against for challenging your employer’s pay practice, contact us today.

Versatile trial and negotiation lawyers

Our attorneys meticulously analyze the circumstances of your claim and can determine whether you need to negotiate a settlement or if litigation is more appropriate. We have the versatility to aggressively fight for your interests in a trial or at the negotiating table. Regardless of your course of action, our considerable trial experience and history of successfully handling many types of wage and overtime claims provide you with the security of knowing your matter is being handled by a seasoned professional.

Contact a North Carolina law firm who will fight for your rights. We represent clients in Guilford and surrounding counties, including Alamance, Forsyth, Rockingham, and Davidson counties, and in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Reidsville, Asheboro, Burlington, Lexington, and many other cities and towns in our state.

Call Smith, James, Rowlett & Cohen, L.L.P. at 336-274-2992, ext. 108, or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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  • Greensboro Office
    101 South Elm Street
    Suite 310
    Greensboro, North Carolina 27402
    Phone: 336-274-2992
    Fax: 336-274-8490
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