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Employment

Federal and state laws exist to ensure employees are paid and treated fairly. Unfortunately, many companies skirt those laws to widen their profit margins and take advantage of employee labor. Paul LLP has experience taking on one of the largest international corporations who made thousands of employees work off the clock. That corporation ultimately was forced to pay millions of dollars in back wages to its employees, resulting in one of the largest hourly wage class action lawsuits in the country. Read on to learn more about the specific types of employment cases we pursue on your behalf.

Independent Contractor/Employee Misclassification

Employee classification — “exempt,” “non-exempt” and “independent contractor” — determines what benefits and wages employees are entitled to. When a company misclassifies employee status, workers may be denied benefits and money they should be receiving. For example, non-exempt employees must receive at least the federal minimum wage and overtime pay when more than 40 hours are worked in a week. If you believe your employer has misclassified your status, contact Paul LLP.

Unreimbursed Business Expenses

Employers are required to pay certain expenses for employees, such as uniforms, equipment, mileage and travel expenses. We help ensure your employer has properly reimbursed you for those expenses you are entitled to. If you believe your employer owes you for personal expenses related to your job, give Paul LLP a call.

Unpaid Wages

Non-exempt employees must receive at least the federal minimum wage for their work, as well as overtime pay when more than 40 hours are worked in a week. If you have been properly classified as non-exempt and are not receiving these wages, your employer may owe you money. Paul LLP can help secure back wages for employees and ensure that companies are paying their employees according to law.

Executive Termination

Paul LLP has experience helping high-ranking employees settle disputes regarding compensation, benefits, non-compete clauses, confidentiality agreements and more. We want to help employees get what they are contractually obligated to receive.

WARN Act

The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) requires most companies with 100 or more employees to give notice of mass layoffs or plant closings 60 calendar days in advance. If a company fails to do so, they may be required to pay back pay and benefits to employees. Advance notice gives employees and their families time to adjust to job losses, begin looking for new employment and retrain for a new career, if necessary. Losing your job can be devastating, and Paul LLP wants to ensure your transition is as smooth as possible. If an employer has not provided advance notice, we want to help.

Featured Investigations

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    Perisept is a sporicidal disinfectant cleaning chemical designed for daily use in hospitals. It is specifically designed to kill clostridium difficile (“C. diff”) and claims a faster kill time and effectiveness rating compared to many of its competitor products. Perisept has a similar chemical makeup as a competing disinfectant cleaner called OxyCide. Both are primarily…

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  • Jury Awards Farmer Injured by Off-Target Dicamba $265 Million

    A federal jury recently returned the first verdict in cases alleging that Monsanto and BASF irresponsibly commercialized dicamba-tolerant seeds and dicamba chemistry. The jury awarded the Plaintiff Bader Farms, a farmer who suffered dicamba crop damage, $265 million in damages. The jury awarded $15 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages. There…

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  • U.S. Military Hearing Loss Claims

    We are filing claims on behalf of United States servicemen and women who have experienced hearing loss and tinnitus. In July 2018, the United States Justice Department announced it reached an agreement in which a government contractor would pay $9.1 million to resolve claims that it knowingly sold defective earplugs to the United States government…

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  • Monsanto’s Roundup and Cancer

    Monsanto’s Roundup is the most popular herbicide in the world. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (“IARC”) found that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, was a probable carcinogen. This led IARC to classify glyphosate as a level 2A cancer-causing substance. Roundup is an important product in the lives of many farmers…

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