Employees working in Washington state are protected by the Washington Minimum Wage Act ("MWA") and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. §§ 201-209). These statutes establish clear laws regulating worker rights and employer obligations.
An attorney can work to recover unpaid wages from your employer. Unpaid wages can occur through lack of proper break times, rest periods, lunch periods, or working after your shift has ended.
Sometimes, an employer may misclassify your position and deny you the correct compensation owed to you. An attorney can help to ensure your work is properly classified and your payment amount is correct.
What if I am afraid of losing my job?
Both Washington law and Federal law prohibit discharge or discrimination against an employee for complaining to their employer that their rights have been violated, for filing a claim, or for testifying in RCW 49.46 proceedings (See RCW 49.46.100(2)).
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