How do I know if I can bring a case against my employer?

While not all employees are eligible for overtime or minimum wage-equivalent pay, many are. This is true even if you’re salaried, work on commission, get paid piecework or earn tips. We can determine whether you should file a claim against your employer once we know the specifics of your situation.

I’m worried that my employer will make things impossible for me at work if I bring a claim.

The law protects you from retaliation by your employer. For instance, you’re protected if your employer takes adverse action against you—such as demotion or termination—for filing a lawsuit for unpaid wages. You may be able to sue for punitive damages if that happens.

I believe I’m due back wages from an employer I used to work for. Can I still file a claim?

You have at least two years to bring a claim for back wages. In some cases, you have three years. Under New York law, you have six years to bring your claim.

I’m interested in having your Law Office represent me. How do I pay for the legal costs?

In many cases, we may be able to proceed on a contingency fee basis. This means that we are not paid unless we obtain a settlement or verdict in your favor. Our job is to work for you to get the money you deserve.

I don’t want my employer to know I’m talking to a lawyer. How can I be sure they won’t find out?

When you call our Law Office, your call is 100% confidential. With us, you have attorney-client privilege. Attorney-client privilege is "[a] client's right to refuse to disclose and to prevent any other person from disclosing confidential communications between the client and the attorney.”

Langeland Law has recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We can help you, too.

Contact our office and let’s see how we can help you. Your call is 100% confidential. And it could make a real difference in what you take home in your paycheck.

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