The law office of Aaron W. Baker, Attorney at Law, located in Portland, Oregon, handles issues regarding wage claims. We serve clients in Multnomah County, Washington County and Clackamas County as well as in cities throughout the northern coast, the Gorge, and central Oregon.
You work hard to ensure you receive your hard-earned salary or hourly wages. Many individuals in Oregon work more than 40 hours per week in order to make a better life for themselves and their families. The last thing you need is to fight with your employer over overtime compensation. As an employee, you are entitled to receive the wages you are owed, and at the time it is owed, including any overtime you have earned. Wage claims pursue compensation for all “wages” an employer has failed to pay, including but not limited to regular hourly wages, overtime pay, and vacation pay (if provided by employer).
If your employer does not comply with this requirement, for example if they issue you with a paycheck for less than you’re owed, omit overtime wages, or pay you later than they should, you can file a claim under Oregon Wage and Hour laws. These laws entitle you not only to the back wages you are owed, but also to a penalty and attorney’s fees. This means that if you win your case, you get what you were originally owed, possibly more, and your employer pays for attorney’s time.
The federal government also provides for wage protection under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The FLSA requires that every employee receive at least a federally mandated minimum wage, as well as overtime pay for any hours you work over 40 hours per week. There are also provisions for paid family leave in some situations.
Lawyer Aaron Baker has helped hundreds of individuals in Oregon to get the money they deserve for their work performed. Whether under Oregon Wage and Hour laws or under the FLSA, he will make sure that your employer is compensating you as you deserve.
If you have questions regarding wage claims, contact us today to see if you qualify for a free consultation.