Many issues spur wage disputes, including minimum wage laws and the absence of employee benefits. To make matters worse, federal and state laws for employee wages can be complicated to navigate.
The Indiana Department of Labor does offer services to make it possible for employees to file claims against an employer. If you believe your employer owes unpaid wages or is under-compensating you or other employees, we can help. Our firm of experienced employment law attorneys can help you solve those legal issues.
Understanding Indiana Laws Relating to Wage Discrepancy
Laws apply to anyone classified as a non-exempt employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). If there is any possibility that your employer has misclassified your employee status under federal law, contact an employment law firm to get clarification on those specific laws.
Wage Claims can be submitted through the Indiana Department of Labor, though they cannot guarantee compensation or resolution; that’s where having an employment attorney can help. As an “at-will” state, Indiana state law does allow an employer to terminate an employee’s position for no reason. Thus, the Department of Labor also offers no job protection if you lose your job after filing a wage claim.
To help you protect yourself, your job, and your rights, we would be happy to provide context around FLSA and Indiana Labor Law. Get in touch so our team can provide legal advice based on your situation. We can help you learn more about taking action or getting involved with a class-action lawsuit.
Employment Lawyers Are Helpful If You Need Guidance On:
- Claims related to hourly minimum wage laws
- Unpaid overtime
- Rest breaks
- Pay disputes related to hours worked
- Payroll deductions
- Observance of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Employment misclassification
- Workers’ compensation
- Any other scenarios in which you believe your employer is not fairly compensating employees for time worked
About HKM Employment Attorneys
When you need assistance navigating employment law in Indianapolis, HKM Employment Attorneys LLP can offer a consultation to help you better understand employee rights under local and federal guidelines. Our team is experienced in many areas and can navigate employment disputes, from national origin or ADA discrimination to wrongful termination.
If you believe that an employer is unfairly compensating employees, contact our law firm to help you navigate state and local labor law, and better understand your legal rights as an employee. That includes feeling you are owed rest periods, meal breaks, or overtime pay.
Our Indianapolis law firm has years of experience handling employment cases. We will help employees understand local and federal employment laws and other practice areas. We’re ready to tackle any legal issues, from discrimination to wrongful termination, to contract dispute and sexual harassment.