Employers Can Win Wage And Hours Disputes

We Represent Employers In All Types Of Employment Litigation

Federal and state wage and hour laws are designed to protect employees from unfair payment practices. If an employee feels an employer engages in questionable payment activities, he or she has the right to take action against an employer.

Of course, employers have the right to defend themselves. That is where the law firm of Gordon L. Osaka, P.C., comes in. We have more than 40 years of experience standing up for employers in Portland, Oregon, and nationwide. We know how to defend companies in wage and hours disputes.

We Can Defend Against Any Wage And Hour Claim

Wage and hour claims can come in many forms. Some common reasons that employees bring these types of lawsuits against employers include allegations of:

  • Failing to provide paychecks in a timely manner. This is applicable not only to regular paychecks, but also to the prompt payment of final paychecks after an employee has quit or been terminated.
  • Unpaid overtime. This could come either in the form of simply withholding overtime payments or by misclassification of exempt and nonexempt employees.
  • Unpaid wages. Claims for unpaid wages run the gamut from allegedly working an employee off the clock, for failing to pay for donning and doffing, for waiting time or travel time. Employers must keep accurate payroll records for each employee.
  • Failure to pay commissions. Salespeople and other commissioned employees are entitled to prompt payment of their commissions. Claims for commissions usually arise because of a miscommunication between the employer and employee on how and when the commission will be calculated. Wise employers put the commission particulars in writing.

Our law firm can handle any wage and hour claim, including those that involve working off the clock, during breaks or lunch, unpaid time for donning and doffing protective personal equipment, and other violations of Oregon wage and hour laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

When you turn to us for help, you will receive hands-on attention from an experienced lawyer. We will work hard to pursue positive results, through either negotiation or aggressive courtroom action.

Learn More About How We Can Help

Your solution starts with a consultation. Call us at 503-644-3266 or send us an email to tell us about the wage and hours claim that has been made against your business. We will review the facts of your case and recommend an effective course of action.