Wage & Hour Litigation
Our firm has an active practice holding employers accountable for violating federal and state wage & hour laws, including for failing to pay workers the minimum hourly wage for all hours worked and for denying overtime compensation and meal and rest breaks. Our experienced attorneys assist union and non-union clients to strategically and effectively enforce their rights. For example, in Wingert v. Yellow Freight Systems, Inc. the Washington State Supreme Court held that all workers in Washington have a legally-enforceable right to a paid ten-minute rest period after every three consecutive hours of work. In Spokane County, we obtained uninterrupted rest breaks for state nurses under the Industrial Welfare Act. We also advise clients on legislative action and on how wage & hour laws impact collective bargaining.