Nevada Attorney Secures Just Compensation for Clients
Experienced lawyer providing skilled advice on pay and benefits
Is your employer paying you properly? Are your hours calculated correctly? If frequent mistakes are always in your employer’s favor, Thater Law Group, P.C. can help. We file claims to ensure that employers are paying their employees the correct rates, including overtime, as well as providing mandated benefits such as meal breaks and leave for family and medical issues.
Advocating for workers’ wage and hour claims
You should be paid for all the time that your employer requires you to work. That includes preparation time when you arrive and cleanup at the end of the day. Nevada hourly employees are entitled to a $7.25 minimum hourly wage if employers provide health benefits, and $8.25 if not. State law forbids employers from firing or retaliating against workers who report violations of the wage and hour provisions. If you’re not being paid what you’ve earned, we will fight on your behalf.
Assisting employees seeking rightful overtime pay
Overtime should be paid after 40 hours of work in a week. By law, overtime must be at least one and a half times the regular hourly pay rate. Some employers, however, try to avoid paying overtime by misclassifying employees in the following ways:
- Executive exemption — Employers sometime attempt to classify hourly workers as executives when those workers occasionally supervise two or more employees, at some point of the day. However, if your full-time responsibility is not management, you can collect overtime.
- Administrative exemption — Salaried non-manual workers might not be able to earn overtime rates if their job relates to business operations, management policies or administrative training. If you’re unsure where your job falls, we can help.
- Professional exemption — You might not be eligible for overtime if you are salaried and your position requires advanced knowledge and extensive education, such as that of a teacher, but some companies try to stretch it beyond what’s legal.
If you’re working more than 40 hours per week but not getting a higher pay rate, attorney Lani Esteban-Trinidad can explain your rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Protecting your job when you require family or medical leave
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires that employers provide unpaid leave to employees under certain circumstances and ensures that the employee’s job will be protected. It is an important right that helps employees balance the responsibilities of work and family. Leave can be taken for the birth of a child, caring for a seriously ill relative, adoption, or one’s own health crisis. Not every employer or situation is subject to the FMLA, however, so if you have questions about your eligibility, speak to an experienced attorney at Thater Law Group.
Review of severance and non-compete offers made to departing workers
Money paid to departing employees in severance agreements can be incredibly helpful, but workers must be careful not to surrender rights in severance agreements that could benefit them later. Thater Law Group can review agreements presented to you and explain any possible future claims you’re waiving in exchange for the payment. These documents often also include non-compete agreements that could restrict you from taking certain jobs.
Contact an established Nevada employee compensation law firm
If you think that your employer is not following the law on wages or leave, or if you have been offered severance for a position you are leaving, our experienced employment law attorney with Thater Law Group, P.C. can help. You can call us at 855-210-1701 or contact us online. Our office is located in Las Vegas, but we represent clients throughout Nevada.