Wage and Hour Claims


As an employer, state and federal laws establish how much an employee can work and how an employee must be compensated for those hours worked. Failing to follow these laws allows an employee to sue the employer, and in some instances, the employer could be subjected to civil and/or criminal penalties.

A majority of the wage and hour disputes are due to:

  • The employee not receiving the correct amount on their paycheck;
  • The employee not being paid on time;
  • The employee not being paid for the time they actual worked.

An employer, however, may have legal defenses to a wage and hour claim. Common defenses include:

  • The employer is exempt from these laws;
  • The employer had a legitimate and well-intended reason for violating the law;
  • The employer acted in conformity with and in reliance on any written administrative regulation/order/or interpretation of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor.

The lawyers of Dias Law Firm, Inc. have over 50 years of combined experience in Employment Law. Whether you are an employee who believes your employer is in violation of the labor laws, or you are an employer who has had a wage and hour claim filed against you, contact the Dias Law Firm, Inc. and let us help fight for your rights.

By: Andrea M. Chapman, Esq.


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