Wage & hour laws

Have you been paid less than the minimum wage or straight time instead of overtime (time and a half)?

If your answer is yes, you may have a legal claim. Wage and hour laws are complex, but they exist to protect employees from unfair pay..

At The Spencer Firm, we specialize in helping employees and workers who have been violated by their employers. We have a team of experienced wage and hour lawyers who can help you understand your rights and get the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today for a free wage and hour case evaluation. We’ll review your case and let you know what options you have.

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  1. The average job tenure in the United States was 4.1 years in January 2023.
  2. The most common reasons for job separation were voluntary resignation (57.1%), layoff or other job elimination (22.7%), retirement (5.3%), and other reasons (14.9%).
  3. According to the Department of Labor, 2.3 million workers in the United States were paid less than the minimum wage or overtime pay in 2021.

What are wage and hour laws?

Wage and hour laws are a set of federal and state laws that regulate how employers must pay their employees. These laws cover a wide range of topics, including:

  1. Minimum wage
  2. Overtime pay
  3. Misclassification of non-exempt workers
  4. Unpaid work hours (not being paid for all hours worked)
  5. Recordkeeping requirements

How can we help?

If you believe that your employer has violated your wage and hour rights, we can help you. We can:

  1. Review your case and explain your rights
  2. Investigate the facts of your case and determine how much you may be owed
  3. Negotiate a settlement with your employer
  4. File a lawsuit on your behalf

We understand that standing up to your employer can be intimidating, but we’re here to help you every step of the way. We’re committed to fighting for the rights of employees and workers who have been mistreated.

Your fight is our fight.

Take the first step towards securing your workplace rights today.

About Jeannine Gomez - Associate Attorney

Jeannine received her J.D. in 2007, magna cum laude, from the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), David A. Clarke School of Law. She received two merit scholarships, including a Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Scholarship. Upon graduation, Jeannine was recognized with the Dean’s Fellow Award (top 10% of graduating class) and a Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Award.

Jeannine has over fifteen years of experience as a trial attorney providing the highest quality of client-centered representation. She prides herself on her patience, sensitivity, and ability to connect and communicate with her clients including in Spanish and French.

Areas of Practice

Employment Law- Discrimination

Family Law

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