FLSA Lawyers in Atlanta
At DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick & Benjamin, LLC, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of workers. Our team of experienced attorneys focuses on seeking justice for wage and hour violations. We ensure that you receive the highest possible damages allowed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). We have extensive experience in litigating FLSA claims in federal and state courts. Our firm is committed to fighting for the rights of workers in Atlanta and beyond. To learn more about recovering damages for FLSA violations, get in touch with our skilled FLSA lawyers. Speak to a professional by calling (678) 252-5189.
What is FLSA?
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a comprehensive federal law that governs various aspects of employment. Such aspects include minimum wage, overtime pay, work hours, and child labor. Enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) as well as by private litigants, the FLSA sets crucial regulations that employers must adhere to. Our expert attorneys have a great understanding of these regulations. We know how to leverage our knowledge to protect your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.
Recover Unpaid Wages and Damages
Our primary objective is to recover wages that have been wrongfully withheld. Whether you were denied minimum wage or overtime wages, we aggressively pursue back wages on your behalf. We are experienced at analyzing complicated records or recreating accurate estimates of hours worked even if no records were kept. Additionally, we seek liquidated damages. This is an equal amount to your unpaid wages, to hold your employer accountable for their violations and compensate you for the delay in paying you properly. When pursuing an FLSA damages claim, there are several damages that can be recovered, including:
- Back wages: This refers to the unpaid wages wrongfully withheld by the employer, including minimum wage and overtime pay.
- Liquidated damages: Additionally, liquidated damages equal to the amount of unpaid wages can be sought as a form of compensation for the employer’s violations.
- Attorney’s fees and costs: If successful in the FLSA claim, the employee is entitled to have their attorney’s fees and litigation costs paid by the employer.
- Equitable relief: Finally, the court may order equitable relief, such as reinstatement or promotion. This is to remedy the harm caused by the employer’s FLSA violations.
Recovering these damages is crucial in ensuring that workers are fairly compensated for their work and that employers are held accountable for violating FLSA regulations. Consulting with experienced FLSA lawyers can help you navigate the legal process. You can maximize your chances of obtaining the full range of damages you are entitled to. Employers often argue that their actions were made in good faith in an attempt to avoid liquidated damages. However, lawyers are experienced in countering this common defense tactic.
Willful Violations and Extended Damages
Typically, the statute of limitations in FLSA cases is two years from the time worked. In cases where employers are found to have willfully violated the FLSA, the repercussions are severe. Willful violations can lead to an extension of the statute of limitations to three years. Thus, allowing us to pursue damages for a longer period. Our firm is dedicated to maximizing your monetary recovery and holding employers accountable for their actions.
At Georgia Wage Lawyers, we understand the financial and emotional impact that wage and hour disputes. Our goal is to protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve. By entrusting your case to our skilled attorneys, you can focus on your well-being while we handle the legal complexities.
If you have experienced wage and hour violations under the FLSA, it’s time to take action. Contact DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick & Benjamin, LLC today for a free initial telephone appointment with our experienced lawyers. Let us fight for your rights and seek the maximum compensation you deserve.
Schedule a Free Consultation
At DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick & Benjamin, LLC, we are dedicated to advocating for workers’ rights. We will fight against your wage and hour violations. Our experienced team of FLSA damages lawyers in Atlanta will guide you through the complexities of your case. We’ll pursue maximum compensation for your unpaid wages. Let us be your trusted ally in seeking justice for FLSA violations. Schedule your free consultation today by contacting us online or by calling (678) 252-5189.