Experienced Employment Litigation Attorney In Kansas
At our office, we believe that employees should earn an honest day's wage for an honest day's work. In recent years, employers have become very innovative in finding ways of cutting corners and paying their employees as little as possible. Sometimes intentionally, and sometimes without knowing it, many of the methods they use are illegal.
In Kansas, employers are prohibited from refusing to pay their employees below minimum wage, as well as from withholding earned wages. The Kansas Wage Payment Act defines "employee" very broadly, and employers often misclassify employees as independent contractors. It also includes commissioned salespersons. Although the law does not provide for attorney's fees, it does provide a 1% per day penalty for the first 100 days that wages are unpaid. Because the Fair Labor Standards Act only provides for minimum wage and overtime claims, the Kansas Wage Payment Act is a very effective penalty for collecting unpaid wages and salary, when there is no overtime, but the employee's pay exceeds minimum wage.
The following workers are the most common victims of wage theft: Waiters, waitresses and bar tenders; manufacturing workers, assembly line workers, mortgage brokers who work on commission, drivers of cars and couriers, and people who do work as independent contractors.
If you have been a victim of wage theft, do not hesitate in setting up a consultation. Phillip Murphy is very experienced in handling wage and hour cases and obtaining very favorable results for his clients.
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