Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. is a team of experienced Denver wage and overtime disputes attorneys who are dedicated to representing clients in wage and overtime disputes in Colorado. We have experience with the state, federal and appellate courts and can represent you during mediation just as easily as at trial. Our highly qualified business law attorneys will search for innovative solutions to your legal dispute. Contact us today to request a case evaluation with a wage and overtime lawyer.
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Federal and State Wage and Overtime Laws
Wage and overtime laws are in place to ensure that employees get the pay they deserve for the work performed. There are both state and federal laws in place that dictate how much workers must be paid. These amounts are based on a minimum wage and the number of hours worked per day. The two main wage and overtime laws that apply to a worker in Colorado are:
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This federal law establishes a minimum wage, which is the minimum amount of money that an employer can legally pay a worker. The federal minimum wage is currently $7.25 per hour. It also makes overtime pay mandatory for covered nonexempt employees who work more than 40 hours per workweek. Overtime pay is one and one-half times the worker’s regular rate of pay.
The Colorado Wage Act. This state law has requirements for employers in terms of paying their employees, such as regular pay periods, proper recordkeeping, gratuities, payroll deductions and retirement plans. It also lists potential administrative and criminal penalties for violating the Colorado Wage Act.
All states must offer at least the federal minimum wage to workers. If a state has a higher minimum wage than the federal minimum wage, state law takes precedent. Employers in Colorado must also properly pay their workers overtime pay, if applicable, and follow all of the other applicable wage, hour and overtime rules on a state and federal level. Failing to do so can result in serious consequences for the employer.
Common Wage and Overtime Disputes
At Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C., our seasoned commercial litigation lawyers are prepared to assist you with any type of wage and overtime dispute in Denver. We represent clients from both sides of these cases – employers and employees. We can handle all of the following types of disputes, and more:
Not being paid fair wages by an employer.
An employer breaking a state or federal wage law.
Not being paid for overtime work.
Failing to properly keep a record of hours worked.
Making inappropriate payroll deductions.
Misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor to avoid wage and hour laws.
Failing to issue paychecks in a timely and regular fashion.
First, our Denver wage and overtime disputes lawyers will get to know you and the facts of your case. Then, we will identify your goals for the outcome of your case, such as bringing an employer to justice or disputing a claim filed by an employee. Finally, we will personalize a legal strategy for your unique case and the circumstances to achieve the best possible results on your behalf.
Speak to a Denver Wage and Overtime Disputes Lawyer Today
Contact us for skillful litigation in all aspects of employment law, including a wage or overtime case. Our law firm uses a unique collaborative approach to bring together the sharpest minds in this practice area for each case. Call (303) 451-0300 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a lawyer in Denver today.