Our employee rights practice includes both Human Trafficking cases and, more generally, wage and hour violations. The firm and its attorneys have represented hundreds of employees who have been the victims of employee abuse.
While severe cases of employee abuse can include human trafficking claims, where overseas workers are brought to work in terrible conditions in the United States, many claims are for unpaid overtime or improper classification of an employee. Employers often also force workers into working hours and wrongly telling the workers that they cannot count many worked hours on their time clock. This happens when workers work from home or, in some circumstances, are not paid for their travel time, not paid for putting on and taking off specialized protective gear or not paid the proper break and rest time. When you work hours for your employer, you deserved to be compensated for those hours.
Our firm has handled many of these cases and has the resources, skills and talent to prosecute these cases on behalf of mistreated employees.
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We work almost all of our cases under contingent fee arrangements. If we take your case under a contingent fee arrangement, you won’t owe our firm any legal fees unless we are able to recover money for you.
Our contingent fee is either based on a percentage of the amount we recover for our client (which generally ranges from one-third of the recovery up to 40%) or the amount of work we perform on your case, multiplied by our current hourly rates. The percentage we will charge in your case depends on the type of case, when your case resolves, and whether you request us to advance litigation costs (including filing fees, postage, expert witness fees, etc.). Generally, the percentage is higher if we are advancing litigation costs and your case does not resolve early.
In most litigation matters, it is extremely difficult – practically impossible – to predict how long or how many hours will it take to resolve a particular case. Every case is different in terms of the complexity. For instance, a simple breach of contract matter is likely to get resolved significantly faster than a complicated lawsuit involving multiple parties, numerous claims, complex issues of law, and extensive discovery. The other parties’ cooperation, the attorneys’ schedules, as well as the number of other cases on the court’s docket are also the factors.
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