off-the-clock work

Outten & Golden attorneys prosecute wage violation claims for workers who are forced to work off-the-clock without pay. Federal and state laws require that workers get paid for all hours that employers “suffer and permit” them to work. If employers require their employees to come in early before their shift or stay late past their shift and only pay them for the shift hours, the employees are owed wages for the pre- and post-shift work time. Such off-the-clock work is rampant in the restaurant industry, retail establishments, and sales and customer services jobs.

Outten & Golden works diligently to stem wage abuse. Our lawyers have successfully recovered millions of dollars of unpaid wages for thousands of workers who were forced by their employers to start or end work outside of their designated shift.*

(*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)