Unpaid wage claims come in many forms. Sometimes the employer’s failure to pay wages is more noticeable, such as for example, when the employer outright fails to pay any wages. Sometimes the failure to pay wages can be less obvious, such as for example when an employer alters time records and shaves dollars off the paycheck. Regardless of how an employer decides to avoid or limit is obligation to pay full wages, it is both wrong and illegal for that to happen. Every employee deserve to be paid for their work, and if an employee is not getting his or earned wages then he or she should most certainly consider consulting an unpaid wages attorney.
What do Unpaid Wages Attorneys Do?
An unpaid wages attorney represents clients who have not been paid what is owed to them by their employer under the law. They hold employers accountable for the wages owed to the employees. It is preferable for most employees to resolve the dispute sooner rather than later, but that is not always possible. An unpaid wages attorney can attempt to negotiate a settlement with the employer, or if it becomes necessary to do so an unpaid wages attorney can take an unpaid wages case to trial. Unpaid wages attorneys have the experience and skill necessary to achieve the best possible outcome in a given situation.
How to Pursue an Unpaid Wage Claim
The first step in pursuing an unpaid wages claim is to find an excellent unpaid wages attorney. Most unpaid wages attorneys take cases on a contingency fee basis. When a lawyer works on a contingency fee, it means that they do not charge you per hour, but instead are paid a fee that is a percentage of the settlement. The unpaid wages attorneys at the Akopyan Law Firm represent employees in unpaid wages cases on a contingency fee basis, and serve Burbank, Glendale, and Los Angeles.
Next, make an appointment with the unpaid wages attorney you have selected or want to interview. Make sure you bring any relevant information with you to your appointment. This might include your employment agreement, pay stubs, your personal record of hours worked, timecards, or anything else you have that shows the pay discrepancy. Be honest with the lawyer so they are able to help you to the best of their abilities.
After your initial meeting with your unpaid wages attorney, make sure you stay in contact with your lawyer. Make sure you get the lawyer everything they need as soon as possible. If you think of something relevant after your initial meeting, you can always contact your lawyer at any time with more information.
Choose the Best Attorney for the Job
Choosing the best unpaid wages attorney can make a big difference in how and when your claim is resolved. Make sure you find a law firm that is experienced in handing employment law cases. The Akopyan Law Firm proudly serves Burbank, Glendale, and Los Angeles.