Wage-Hour Compliance



We stay on the lookout for the regulations that trip up employers and help to establish sound payment practices that prevent litigation.

Our approach

Correctly compensating employees is one of the biggest challenges employers face today.

In recent years, we've seen more wage-hour claims than any other workplace dispute. Our response? Catch it before it happens. We help clients prevent claims by auditing their workplace practices and exposing potential issues before they lead to court.

And it’s not just theory. If we discover an issue, we deliver practical solutions to get you on track. Fast.

Whether its overtime, payroll, meal break, off-the-clock work or employee classification, wages are more complicated than most think. We offer training and on-call advice for management and HR team members, so that everyone understands wage standards, keeping your business litigation-free.

And if it’s too late to prevent a claim? Our team is also armed with solutions for any potential dispute. We will prep you for state and federal audits, conflict resolution and provide you with a strong defense against lawsuits.

Who we work with

  • Any employer
  • large and small, private and public

The requirements of California wage and hour law: a primer

Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin | September 01, 2017

Los Angeles labor and employment counsel Dale Hudson and associate Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan authored this article on California’s wage and hour mandates for employers.

An employer’s lawyer

Long Island Business News | August 30, 2017

This article features Long Island labor and employment partner Jeff Meyer’s arrival to Nixon Peabody, highlighting his extensive wage-and-hour and class action experience, and quotes Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen.

Collective bargaining agreement allows court action before arbitration

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | June 19, 2017

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column about Vega v. New Forest Home Cemetery LLC, involving a seasonal employee’s alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standars Act and the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act.

In first, N.Y.C. law governs business contracts with freelancers

Rochester Business Journal | June 16, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk authored this column about the “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act, which was passed by the New York City Council and is the country’s first payment protection measure for freelance workers/non-employees.

Tipped workers seek full minimum wage

SHRM | May 19, 2017

Los Angeles labor and employment associate Alicia Anderson is quoted in this article about a case involving restaurant chain P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Inc.’s employees’ fight for full minimum wage for non-tipped work.

Learning how to keep staff at 40 hours per week; new labor laws are expanding who must be paid extra for working more than 40 hours

Fast Company | October 19, 2016

Boston Labor & Employment partner Jeffrey Gilbreth is quoted throughout this article about the labor laws going into effect in December 2016, and ideas for employers to keep their staff members at 40 hours a week.

State Legislation Increases Wages, Mandates Family Leave

Rochester Business Journal | May 13, 2016

Rochester partners Jeff LaBarge and Steve Jones, counsel Todd Shinaman, and associates Joe Carello and Kim Harding co-authored this column discussing New York’s landmark legislation raising the minimum wage and mandating paid family leave.

Calif. Justices to Weigh Break Issue Left Open by Brinker

Law360 | June 02, 2015

Los Angeles Labor & Employment counsel Dale Hudson is quoted in this article discussing the California Supreme Court’s decision to hear a class action brought a group of security guards who claim they were illegally forced to be on call during breaks and how this case gives the court a chance to clarify whether rest periods must be free from all work.

Scrutiny, Awareness Raise the Stakes for Employers

Rochester Business Journal | May 01, 2015

Rochester Labor & Employment partner Steve Jones is quoted throughout this article about trends in wage hour legislation and compliance. Click here to read the full article.

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