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Wage & Hour Lawyer in Charleston

Ensuring Appropriate Compensation for Our Clients

The Federal Labor Standards Act outlines the requirements that employers must meet regarding wages and hours. In addition, states have passed their own labor laws, such as the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act, which protects the rights and benefits due to hardworking West Virginians.

Everyone deserves to be treated appropriately at work, just as everyone deserves the compensation they have earned. If you are involved in a dispute regarding wages or work hours with your employer, the Charleston employment law attorney at Hoosier Law Firm, PLLC can assist you. We work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected.

Contact us online or call (800) 455-8721 to request a free consultation.

Understanding Wage & Hour Laws

In West Virginia, employers must pay workers at least the current minimum wage of $8.75 per hour and time and a half overtime pay when employees work more than 40 hours per week. Tipped employees must be paid a minimum of $2.62 per hour. Employers may pay workers who are under 20 years of age a “training wage” of $5.15 per hour. However, this may only last for 90 days. They may also deduct meal costs and costs for mandatory living arrangements, but may not deduct pay for uniforms or laundry.

Labor laws are nuanced and can be extremely confusing. If you are unsure whether your employer is complying with state or federal labor laws, it can be helpful to consult with an attorney. At Hoosier Law Firm, PLLC, we can assess your situation and determine whether your rights are being violated.

Your Right to Time Off

Often, employers choose to offer employees some form of paid time off, such as vacation days, holiday pay, or sick leave. There is no state or federal law requiring employers to provide paid leave to their employees. However, there are requirements for employers to allow unpaid leave for specific reasons. These laws generally apply to employers with a specific number of employees.

Employers are required to allow unpaid leave for:

  • Leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Military leave and military family leave
  • Voting
  • Employees called for jury service

Our Charleston employment lawyer has extensive knowledge of both federal and state wage and hour laws. We can evaluate your situation and explain how the law applies to you. If your employer has violated state or federal wage and hour laws, we can fight for your rights and the compensation you deserve for your hard work.

Get in touch with us at (800) 455-8721 to learn about your legal options.

THE HOOSIER LAW FIRM TEAM

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    Adrian Hoosier

    Attorney, Owner

    Adrian grew up in the coal fields of Southern West Virginia. He began working in the mines at the age of 16, gaining an understanding for the blue collar work ethic of West Virginia and how hard men and women must work to provide for their families. Adrian became a lawyer to help individuals struggling from tragic events, including serious injury, wrongful death , job termination, insurance claims denials, assisting with addicted babies/children, and major workplace disasters. He has had the ...
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    Debra Holmes

    Paralegal

    Debra is a graduate of Logan High School in Logan, and West Virginia Junior College. At West Virginia, Debra majored in legal studies and earned the title of paralegal. Debra is responsible for a majority of the operations at Hoosier Law Firm, PLLC, including client contact, client scheduling, preparation pleadings, scheduling of hearings, depositions, and many, many other matters. When you are a client of the firm, Debra is one of your main sources of contact to ensure that your in-person and ...
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    Hannah Greene

    Attorney Assistant

    Hanna is a graduate of Man High School in Man, West Virginia, and attends Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. Hanna works part-time to ensure pleadings are filed for cases in West Virginia’s coal fields. Hanna also assists with social media marketing and advertising.
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