Unpaid Wages Lawyer
A company may fail to pay all of the wages a worker has earned, either by mistake or because their practices are simply never challenged.
It is important for workers to be aware of their rights regarding their income, especially when an employer fails to pay earned wages.
Unpaid wages lawyer Dan A. Atkerson, serving Allen, Plano, and Frisco, TX, can stand up for your rights...
Pursue an Unpaid Wages Claim
What Should I Do?
If you believe that your employer has failed to pay you for work performed, you should talk to an unpaid wages lawyer. Dan Atkerson can help you weigh your options, which can include lawsuits, State Labor Board claims, or Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims. Our employment lawyer, serving the communities of Allen, Plano, and Frisco, TX, offers free consultations to discuss your concerns and help determine if you have a case. Mr. Atkerson has fought against employment law violations for over 38 years and works on a contingency basis, meaning you owe nothing unless and until he collects compensation on your behalf.
How Soon Should I Speak to an Attorney?
It is important for workers to understand that time is limited when it comes to filing these claims, and different statues of limitation apply depending on the details of your case. The surest way to achieve justice in these situations is to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible. You can depend on Dan Atkerson to take swift action and file the necessary claims on time.
Texas Workers Can Depend on Dan Atkerson
Examples of Unpaid Wages
Is your paycheck late? Does your employer owe you compensation for work performed as an employee that remains unpaid? Does your employer owe you overtime pay, even for “off-the-clock” unpaid overtime? Are you being paid less than minimum wage? If any of these sounds familiar, you should contact a lawyer.
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Dan A. Atkerson offers free consultations so you can have your case reviewed without having to worry about legal fees. Mr. Atkerson has practiced employment law for over 38 years in cases of harassment, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, and unpaid wages. He works on a contingency basis and has assisted numerous clients with a diverse range of employment law claims.
His reputation for friendly personal service, patience, and tolerance as an employment lawyer has earned him many positive reviews online. He doesn’t rush clients off the phone; instead, he will hear you out in order to personally make sure your needs are met.
If you believe you are owed unpaid wages, or if your employer has committed some type of violation of any of your employment rights, contact our office online or call:
Each state provides employee protection through their respective State Departments of Labor, with specific regulations in place designed to protect employees. For example, in Texas, the basic minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.
Employees in Texas must be paid once a month if they are exempt from overtime. Non-exempt employees must be paid twice a month. All employees must be paid on regularly scheduled days.
When federal laws (such as the Fair Labor Standards Act), state laws, and local laws conflict with each other regarding disputes over issues such as unpaid wages, hourly wages, compensation, minimum wage, overtime, overtime pay, or other areas of employment law, courts must apply the law most favorable to the employee rather than the employer. Without a lawyer to help guide you through the intricacies of the applicable laws, it can be difficult to recover unpaid wages. An employment attorney like Dan A. Atkerson can help you take the most advantageous approach to your case.
What Damages Are You Entitled To?
The term “damages” refers to the compensation you may be entitled to recover in an unpaid wage claim or lawsuit against your employer. Your chances of collecting this compensation become much greater with the assistance of an employment attorney. These damages may include:
An employee may recover all wages that an employer has either not paid or underpaid, whether they be standard wages, minimum wage, or overtime pay.
Interest may be awarded based on the amount of time your employer has withheld your wages.
Liquidated damages are a predetermined amount of monetary damages that may be set by law and may be doubled in the event that an employer acted in bad faith. If an employer knows that unpaid wages are legally due, yet still fails to pay these wages for retaliatory reasons, they are acting in bad faith. In Texas, the amount of unpaid wages due may be doubled in the form of liquidated damages. A lawyer can help determine if you qualify for liquidated damages.
The cost of paying your attorney may be reimbursed in the event that you win the claim against your employer.
In Texas, the fees involved in bringing an unpaid wages claim against your employer may be reimbursed should you win your case.
State law often provides for penalties in the form of further monetary damages paid to the employee. These are paid in addition to any unpaid wages that are due.
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You Can Afford
Dan A. Atkerson is an employment lawyer who has fought for workers' rights in Texas for over 38 years. During a free consultation at his office, he will listen to the details of your case and recommend the best course of action to take in order to receive the compensation you worked so hard to earn.
Trying to achieve justice without the assistance of a lawyer can be incredibly difficult. Fortunately, you can afford legal representation. Mr. Atkerson works on a contingency basis. That means that he collects no fees unless and until he is able to achieve a settlement or jury award on your behalf. As your attorney, Dan A. Atkerson will fight for your rights in the pursuit of your unpaid wages.