Wage theft is defined as the illegal withholding of wages or the denial of benefits that are rightfully owed to an employee. Wage theft can be accomplished by Oregon employers in so many ways it is impossible to list. Some more common ways are requiring employees to work off-the-clock, unlawfully deducting wages, altering time clocks to reduce the hours of work paid, failing to pay minimum wage, using tips provided to employees to pay management, and failing to pay overtime wages.
Wage Theft Cost. Wage theft must be combatted by employees who are willing to stand up for their rights. Eugene Weekly. Schuck Law, LLC regularly helps employees fight wage theft by filing lawsuits against employers guilty of wage theft. Some may find it surprising how often and what types of companies commit wage theft. Wage theft costs Americans millions of dollars. Here are some ways that the attorneys at Schuck Law, LLC can help fight wage theft:
The lawyers at Schuck Law, LLC focus their law practice on wage claims and wage theft lawsuits. Our attorneys regularly prosecute Oregon wage theft lawsuits for employees whose employers committed wage theft. Sometimes in wage theft lawsuits the employees remain due unpaid wages. Sometimes the wage theft lawsuits are brought only for damages and penalties and the employer has already finally paid the wages that were due. In addition to the claims for unpaid wages, damages, penalty wages, or civil penalties as outlined above, an employee may also use our lawyers to sue and recover their costs, disbursements, and attorney fees incurred in prosecution of the wage claim or wage theft lawsuit. This allows the lawyers at Schuck Law, LLC to take most wage claim or wage theft lawsuits on a contingency fee basis. This means, with minor exceptions that are within your control, that our lawyers only get paid their attorney fees if they recover wages for you.
The lawyers at Schuck Law, LLC prosecute Oregon wage claims throughout Oregon, including but not limited to, Portland, Astoria, Beaverton, Bend, Clackamas, Coos Bay, Grants Pass, Hillsboro, Hood River, Klamath Falls, Lincoln City, Madras, McMinnville, Medford, Portland, Sandy, St. Helens, and Tillamook.
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