Maginnis Howard, PLLC’s wage and hour attorneys represent employees unlawfully denied compensation from their employers. Our attorneys are experienced in the various laws governing minimum wage, overtime wages, and other unpaid wages (vacation pay, bonuses, commissions, sick pay, and paid time off), including the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act (NCWHA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Recently, Several former employees at Bowes In Home Care in Illinois said they were promised back pay, but they still haven’t received the wages. The Illinois Department of Labor confirmed they’re reviewing 22 wage complaints about the home health care provider. Similarly, Bouchard Transportation is facing a lawsuit brought on behalf of several Bouchard mariners who assert that they have not been paid for any work they have performed this year.
Under North Carolina law, a prevailing employee represented by an attorney in an unpaid wages/salary lawsuit may be able to recover his reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, and interest. Furthermore, because bonuses are “wages” under the NCWHA, a prevailing plaintiff can be awarded twice the amount of unpaid wages as “liquidated damages.” Thus, if an employee is owed $15,000 in wages, a judge can award the employee $30,000, plus attorneys’ fees and costs
We have successfully represented workers in an extensive range of industries throughout North Carolina with a range of wage and hour issues, including unpaid wages, overtime issues, work breaks, and prevailing overtime misclassification cases. Our attorneys would love the opportunity to assist you in obtaining fair compensation. We typically accept these cases on a contingency basis, meaning no attorney fees are owed unless we recover something for you and/or your fellow employees.
If you have any questions regarding this blog post, or your individual situation, please contact us at (919) 526-0405, or email us through our contact page. We generally provide free consultations to employees who have not been monies owed to them by their employers.
Every client of our law firm gets personal contact from our attorneys. Other firms have clients deal primarily with paralegals or other staff members. With us, you will have direct contact with a Raleigh civil attorney. Whether the case is large or small, once you decide to hire us, we will work tirelessly to get you the best result possible. You can view some examples of genuine testimonials from our clients and colleagues here or relevant case results sorted by practice area here.