Lane Powell’s Wage & Hour Team provides counseling, transactional and litigation services to companies faced with the ever changing federal, state and local laws governing minimum wage, overtime compensation, commissions, bonuses and incentive compensation, paid sick leave, pay equity and discrimination, wage theft, misclassification of independent contractors and other wage and hour topics. READ MORE
Lane Powell advises employers how to comply with and limit exposure under federal, state and local laws and regulations governing minimum wage; misclassification of employees as exempt from overtime compensation; misclassification as independent contractors; calculation and payment of overtime compensation; improper deductions from paychecks; commissions, bonuses and incentive compensation; rest break and meal periods; pay equity; paid sick and safe leave; predictive scheduling; wage theft notices and other recordkeeping requirements, and compliance with prevailing wage laws such as the Davis Bacon Act, the Service Contract Act, and state prevailing wage laws. In addition, we draft employment policies and contracts addressing compensation, bonuses, commissions, leave, classification, severance, and other wage and hour topics.
Lane Powell helps our clients identify wage and hour compliance issues before they are subject to a government audit; and if our clients are audited, we represent them in audits and enforcement proceedings brought by government agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Labor, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development; Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries; Washington Department of Labor and Industries, and similar federal, state and local enforcement agencies, such as the Seattle Office of Labor Standards. In addition, we advise our clients who are government contractors with the many additional regulatory requirements imposed by federal statutes and regulations, and defend them in audits and litigation by government agencies such as the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”), the U.S. Department of Labor, and state and local agencies.
Lane Powell defends litigation challenging virtually all aspects of employee compensation, whether alleged by an individual employee or on behalf of a class of employees. Our team has substantial experience defending class, collective, and representative action lawsuits, with an impressive roster of national clients (Nordstrom, Tyson Foods, Dreyers Grand Ice Cream, to name a few) in more than 100 class action lawsuits in the past 15 years, with dozens of those in the wage and hour arena.
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