Indianapolis Wage and Hour Dispute Attorneys
In an effort to guarantee certain standards across the country and the state, there are clearly defined federal and Indiana state laws that regulate the level of compensation which must be provided to workers. Aside from guaranteeing a minimum rate of pay in Indiana, these laws further specify the number of hours that may be worked before overtime rates must be paid.
If you believe that you have not been fairly compensated for the work that you have performed, your instincts may be right. Though we’d all like to believe that employers want what is best for their employees, we know that isn’t always the case. Workers deserve to be paid fairly for the work that they perform. Likewise, employers deserve to know that there are consequences when they attempt to take advantage of or neglect their duties to their workers.
If you think you have a wage and hour dispute, you should speak with one of the Indianapolis wage and hour dispute attorneys at the Hankey Law Office to begin assessing the legal action that may be available to you. Call us today at (317) 634-8565 or fill out an online contact form to learn what we can do to help you.
Do I Need a Wage and Hour Dispute Attorney?
Employees deserve to be compensated fairly for the work that they do. With the privilege of employing a workforce comes responsibility, and when employers don’t hold up their end of the bargain, they need to be held accountable. If you have been denied payment you have earned, you have an opportunity to stand up and make sure that no one else is the victim of similar treatment.
A skilled employment lawyer can help you gather the information that you need to ensure that you have the best chances of making your situation right. Often, people who have not previously needed to take legal action feel intimidated at the thought of hiring a lawyer. While this is understandable, the truth is that the knowledge and support of a lawyer can ease the stress that people face when they are in the middle of a wage dispute.
Experienced employment attorneys provide an important service in fighting for the rights of workers. Lawyers work to equalize the power balance between workers and employers when the scale tips too far in favor of employers. A lawyer can gather the necessary evidence to prove definitively that your rights as an employee have been violated and present that evidence in a clear and compelling way to your employer. By acting as your spokesperson, your lawyer can help prevent an awkward situation from arising between you and your employer. Furthermore, your employer will not be able to intimidate your lawyer into backing down, improving your chances of successfully remedying your situation.
Why Choose the Hankey Law Office to Handle my Case?
The attorneys at the Hankey Law Office have a combined 75 years of experience. We understand the stamina and attention to detail that it takes to successfully fight for our clients. When Indiana residents come to us for help, they are often having a difficult time, and we are honored that they entrust us to represent them. As such, we treat each case with respect and care, fighting relentlessly to help.
Our founder, Charles Hankey, has been practicing law since 1973, and he started the firm with the desire to serve Hoosiers who need help the most. If you find that you are working hard and not receiving the pay to match your effort, we can help. Over the years, we’ve seen a range of cases and different workplace environments. Our experience has positioned us to provide the best possible legal help for our clients.
As proud Midwesterners, we understand how hard Hoosiers work, so when employers try to take advantage of them, we can’t sit idly by. We believe in the dignity of all people, and we fight for those who are being taken advantage of. When an employer doesn’t respect their employees or fails to compensate them fairly, we make sure that they know there’s a price to pay.
Wage and Hour Dispute Claims in Indiana
There are many factors to consider when deciding if you have a legitimate wage and hour dispute against your employer. The terms of your employment should be clear and fair, paying money that is suitable for the work being performed. A lawyer can investigate the terms of your employment to determine whether there is a legitimate problem.
Our Indiana legal team will work with you to develop a legal strategy intended to recover compensation in any wage and hour dispute, including those involving the following:
- Equal pay violations
- Minimum wage violations
- Overtime violations
Everyone has the right to equal and fair compensation that is guaranteed under state and federal laws; we will do everything we can to help pursue litigation against your employer should they violate your rights.
If your employer is not properly observing the terms of your contract, or if they are underpaying you or denying you fair compensation for work completed, our attorneys can help you pursue the financial compensation that you need.
What Information Do I Need to File a Wage Claim?
Seeking the money that you are owed from your employer can be a frustrating process. Fortunately, the guidance of a skilled lawyer can help the process along considerably. A lawyer can help you gather all the necessary wage claim documentation to pursue the financial resources that you need. According to the Indiana Department of Labor, in order to file a wage claim, the following information is required:
- Employer information (name, mailing address, phone number)
- Claim amount
- Dates and length of employment
- Claim type (nonpayment, overtime, etc.)
- Dates worked for the time claimed
If you are unsure how to gather or recover any of the needed information, an attorney can help you collect and file the paperwork that needs to be processed. The more documentation you have at your disposal, the stronger the case your attorney can build on your behalf.
How Long Will My Case Take?
Each case is different, and the resolution time will depend on the unique factors involved. Each company and its employer-employee relationships are different. If you have a wage dispute with your employer, our lawyers will work to process your case as quickly as possible because we know the financial harm caused by denying fair payment.
Though we work as efficiently as possible for our clients, the most important factor to us is that we help you fully recover the resources that you need. Once you speak with an attorney, they will be able to give you a more accurate idea of how much time it will take to resolve your case.
Consult with a Wage and Hour Dispute Attorney in Indiana
At the Hankey Law Office, our Indiana wage and hour dispute attorneys are committed to upholding the rights of workers who have been unfairly and systematically denied fair pay for the work that they have performed.
The doors of our office have been open to Indianans for years. In this time, we have seen a wide variety of employers’ wage disputes and fought on behalf of workers across the state. While we know that sometimes wage and hour disputes can end up stemming from an innocent mistake, some cases can be symptomatic of serious systemic equal pay violations.
No matter the reason, we know that not receiving the wages that you deserve is damaging to you and your family. We want to help make your situation just and fair. To discuss the particulars of your claim with one of our Indiana employment attorneys, please call our Indiana offices at (317) 634-8565 today.