Hawaii Law Firm Protects Your Rightful Compensation
Attorney battling for workers so that they are fully paid
If your paychecks seem short due to the omission of hours you worked or an incorrectly low rate, Thater Law Group, P.C. can help. We can confront employers and potentially bring an action if you’re being victimized by unlawful compensation practices. You are also entitled to certain benefits under Hawaii law if you work more than 20 hours per week. We advocate for employees so that they receive every cent and benefit that they are entitled to, including overtime.
Vigorously representing employees in wage and hour claims
Hawaii’s minimum wage will be increasing on January 1 for every year through 2018. Employers might attempt to take advantage of workers who are unaware of this rule. If you’re a minimum-wage employee and don’t receive this raise, we will work with you to enforce the law. If you are being forced to do set-up or clean-up tasks as part of your job and are not being paid for them, Thater Law Group will assert your legal right to be compensated for that time.
Ensuring that employers comply with overtime rules
Hawaii law mandates that overtime rates be paid once an employee has exceeded 40 hours in a work week. By law, overtime must be at least 1.5 times the regular rate. Exemptions exist under the Fair Labor Standards Act, but we can help if you’re being unfairly included in one of the following cases:
- Executive exemption — Usually hourly employees are not executives, but companies sometimes claim this exemption because some occasional supervision is required. If your job is being misclassified in this way, we might be able to help you collect overtime.
- Administrative exemption — Salaried office employees who assist with operations and management can be excluded from overtime.
- Professional exemption — Teachers and others with positions requiring advanced education or knowledge are usually not eligible.
Thater Law Group can meet with you and provide a detailed analysis of your overtime eligibility.
Making sure your job is still there when you require family or medical leave
In certain serious family and medical situations, federal law directs your employers to provide unpaid leave. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) states that your job will be protected. An experienced attorney at Thater Law Group can explain which employers and situations are subject to this rule.
Assistance for workers being offered severance and non-compete agreements
Often, an employer will take advantage of a departing employee’s financial concerns and offer a monetary severance agreement in exchange for a waiver of legal rights. You should have an experienced attorney review any such waiver that you’re offered as part of your dismissal. You might be surrendering a much greater potential recovery. A conversation with Thater Law Group will give you a full understanding of the consequences. We can also assist if you’re being pressured into signing a non-compete agreement that might restrict your ability to find a new job.
Contact an established Hawaii employee compensation law firm
If you think that your employer is not following the law on wages or leave, or if you have been offered severance for a position you are leaving, it’s wise to seek legal counsel. Contact Thater Law Group, P.C. at 855-210-1701 or contact us online. Our office is located in Honolulu, but we represent clients throughout Hawaii.