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Michigan Unpaid Wage Lawyer – Telecommuters

 

For many employees, telecommuting is an effective alternative to the traditional workplace, but that doesn’t mean telecommuters should be paid any less.

A growing number within the U.S. labor force take advantage of telecommuting to balance family, personal, and job responsibilities. Unfortunately, some employers take advantage of telecommuters by withholding proper compensation.

Employment laws such as the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and various state statutes require employers to treat all hourly workers – telecommuting or otherwise – fairly and equally pursuant to certain wage and hour guidelines.

This includes:

  • Keeping accurate records of non-exempt employees’ work hours
  • Establishing and adhering to workplace overtime policies
  • Compensating telecommuters for time spent traveling to and from an office after commencing principal work activities and for using e-mail at home before and after work shifts
  • Offering telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation for a qualified disability

When employers fail to comply with statutory requirements like these, they are breaking the law and must be held accountable. The lawyers in Sommers Schwartz’s Employment Litigation Group have represented thousands of hourly workers in wage and overtime disputes in a number of industries, and we can fight for you, too.

Please contact us today for a free consultation and to learn how we can help.

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You were kind enough to listen.

When it seemed that we would not be able to get anyone to listen to us regarding the details of our accident and any potential merit to a legal case, you were kind enough to listen, and subsequently bring this matter to a positive resolution.

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You and your team handled everything so professionally and have been so personable and compassionate. In particular, your paralegal was wonderful to me, showed me and others such empathy, and made everything so smooth. I will be happy to recommend your firm to anyone who needs legal help.

Jason was an aggressive and thorough attorney.

He spent the time listening to me as a client and he would explain what steps were next as we went through the process. Jason made me feel very confident in my case and in him as an attorney.

Ken Watkins and his team did an excellent job!

I really didn’t think we had a case, but Ken Watkins and his team did an excellent job and got us a nice settlement without going to trial. He always did what was best for us and was sympathetic to our feelings. Everyone at Sommers Schwartz was friendly and helpful,…

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I want to thank you again for what you have done for my family. There are no words for my gratitude. I will forever be grateful.

Mr. Watkins showed he was a great lawyer.

Mr. Watkins showed he was a great lawyer by the way he handled the case. He always kept me informed and the entire team was professional. I would highly recommend him and the firm.

You have become a valuable resource and trusted advisor.

You obviously took some time to understand my situation. You engaged me in meaningful conversation from the legal standpoint and presented my options, in a way that I could understand and therefore make an informed decision.

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I had been working for an employer I knew was engaging in unethical business practices by requiring employees to work off the clock without compensation. Searching the internet for help in getting the money due me, I found Sommers Schwartz, P.C.! I decided to give them a call and within a…

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Dan, I was very satisfied with the services you and Tad provided to me. The most important item for me was you both responded to my questions and inquiries quickly. I appreciated that aspect of your service.

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