Attorneys Can Help in Wages and Hours Disputes
In the state of New Hampshire, an employer must pay an employee their earned wages within eight days of the end of the pay period. In some cases, through approval of the state, the employer will pay the employee once a month. There are also laws in the state in regards to overtime pay and other wages and hours related laws. However, some employers feel as though they are above the law and treat their employees unfairly. If you are one of these employees and you feel as though you have a dispute with your employer over wages or hours, a NH employment attorney can help.
Some examples of wages and hours disputes that could constitute legal action could include an employer refusing to pay overtime wages, an employee has not been paid in a timely manner, an employee has been working off the clock and not being paid, an employer has not paid sick or vacation days to the employee, etc. If you find yourself in any of these situations, it is time to contact a New Hampshire employment lawyer. Here are a few ways an employment attorney can help you in your wages and hours dispute.
An Attorney Can Help You Discuss Your Choices
If you have experienced a violation in your wages and hours in regards to payment, an attorney can help. An experienced wage disputes attorney can help you understand your options in regards to your specific situation and help you make a determination as to what is best for you to do in this instance. You can either sue the employer for their actions or you can try to contact the employer with the help of the attorney and settle your differences out of court. If both you and the attorney feel as though you need to move forward with legal action, the attorney can then assist you with representation and walking you through the steps of what to expect and do throughout the legal proceedings. A NH employment lawyer will make sure you understand every option and help you choose the option that will work best for you.
An Attorney Can Discuss the Costs Vs. Benefits with You
An employment lawyer can also help you understand the costs vs. the benefits of your decisions. As with any legal proceeding, suing your employer or pursuing a court hearing, etc. will come with some expenses. You lawyer can assess your case and let you know how likely you are to win and whether or not the cost you will accrue in doing so will outweigh the costs of your wages and hours you are disputing. Once you have all of this information, you might want to take a different route or choice depending on the advice of the lawyer.
If you need the help of an employment lawyer in NH to dispute your wages and hours with an employer, the Law Office of Amanda Dowgiert can help. Contact us today for a review of your case and see how we can help.