Milwaukee Wage Claims Lawyers
Have you worked overtime and not been paid at premium overtime rates? Does your Wisconsin employer wrongfully assert that your non-exempt job is actually exempt, in order to avoid paying overtime?
When your hard work is being abused and you are refused the wages that are due, it is time to contact an experienced Milwaukee wage claims lawyer. At Alan C. Olson & Associates, s.c., we can provide you with smart, experienced legal counsel and aggressively protect your rights in a wage violation claim against your employer.
Employers in a variety of industries have paid millions of dollars in settlement of wage claims involving:
- Management employees who should have been paid overtime premium pay
- Non-exempt employees who did not receive pay for all hours worked
- Overtime premiums that had been computed incorrectly
- Other wage-hour law mistakes
At Alan C. Olson & Associates, we help employees recover their earned wages, unpaid overtime, employer penalties, attorney fees, expenses, and other compensation to which they may be entitled.
Wisconsin Wage and Hour Laws
When wages payable; pay orders.
(1) REQUIRED FREQUENCY OF PAYMENTS. Every employer shall as often as monthly, pay to every employee engaged in the employer’s business, … all wages earned by such employee to a day not more than 31 days prior to such payment.
Section 109.01(3) of the Wisconsin Statutes defines “wages” as follows:
“‘Wage’ or ‘wages’ mean remuneration payable to the employee for personal services”, including “salaries, commissions … bonuses and any other similar advantages agreed upon between the employer and the employee or provided by the employer to the employees as an established policy.”
Protecting Your Rights Under Wisconsin’s Wage Claim Law
It is important to remember that:
- Employees may recover up to double their unpaid wages under Wisconsin’s wage claim law
- Employees may recover expenses and attorneys’ fees incurred in collecting unpaid wages
- Wisconsin employers are required to maintain payroll documentation for their employees
Federal Wage and Hour Laws
In addition to Wisconsin’s wage claim law, most Wisconsin employees are protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA provides additional protection against failure to pay minimum wage, failure to pay overtime, misclassification of employees in order to avoid paying overtime and other labor law violations.
Contact an Experienced Milwaukee Wage Claim Attorney
When you have not received your earned wages, please contact Wisconsin wage claims attorney Alan C. Olson & Associates at 262-785-9606 to schedule a free initial phone consultation.