Seeking justice for wage and hour violations
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) governs minimum wage, overtime pay, work hours, and child labor. The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) also enforces these important regulations. Our attorneys have litigated FLSA claims in federal and state courts, depending on what is better for our clients. DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick, & Benjamin, LLC is a law firm dedicated to protecting workers’ rights under labor and employment laws. Our lawyers regularly handle overtime, wage, and hour claims for unfairly treated workers. We maneuver through the complicated agency procedures and regulations to recover the maximum damages possible for your unpaid wages under the FLSA.
DCBFB represented me in an overtime case. Charles Bridgers and Michael Caldwell listened to my needs and helped draft a creative solution, which facilitated a quick settlement. This firm is very professional and knows how to handle difficult cases.
Recovering your back wages
Our primary objective during DOL proceedings or civil litigation is to recover what was taken from you and prevent the problem from happening again. Whether you were denied minimum wage or overtime wages, we pursue back wages for all payments owed to you plus an equal amount called liquidated damages. Of course, your employer is likely to fight paying liquidated damages by arguing that it had reasonable grounds for believing that its actions were not violating the FLSA and that the mistake was made in good faith. Our lawyers know how to successfully counter this common defense tactic.
Repercussions to employers for willful violations
After an investigation, the DOL (or court, if a lawsuit has been filed) determines whether an employer violated the FLSA on purpose or made an honest mistake to determine if liquidated damages are appropriate. In addition, a willful violation provides an extra year of damages by extending the statute of limitations to three years instead of the standard two years. While the goal of the DOL is to deter employers from willfully violating workers’ rights, our firm has the additional goal of maximizing your monetary recovery.
Fighting for your unpaid wages
Learn more about recovering damages for an FLSA violation. Contact DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick & Benjamin, LLC online or call to schedule your free initial telephone appointment with our experienced lawyers. Our Atlanta office has convenient on and off-street parking and is ADA accessible.