I am constantly on the internet researching and reading about all things wage and hour/employment law related. What I have come to see is that nearly every website and blog spouts out the same homogenous information leaving the consumer a/k/a client (that's you) with the difficult decision of trying to determine which lawyer to contact, which information to consider, what blog to read, etc. Obviously, I am biased and would champion our website and services. But, all personal bias aside, here is the best advice I can give you to wade through the information on the web- look for information and content about your rights (lawyer websites should not just be let's sue sue sue). This type of content allows you to educate yourself before even reaching out to a lawyer so you know what questions to ask. Hiring a lawyer is an important decision- just do not "sign and drive" as they say. Also, look at the qualifications of your lawyer and where they practice. Alot of lawyers started doing overtime law only recently when their primary practice area went away- (like worker's compensation or medical malpractice). The truth is that although the law seems simple, there are so many loopholes and exceptions that many "newbies" to the law are unaware of, or simply haven't handled. Do your research as if you were going to a doctor. Would you go to a foot doctor to have open heart surgery? Well, then apply the same logic to your decisions in hiring lawyers. My two cents on consumer/client protection whether you hire us or not- this is an important decision- think it through and research it.
One last note- Our video center is nearly complete and will be posted on the website shortly. In this center, I have posted a number of short video clips answering commonly asked questions that arise in the wage and hour world. Take a look. If there is something missing or that might be helpful, send me an email and I'll make a video responding to your question. We want to make this an interactive site- not just a promotional one- for you, the workers.
Ok, it's Monday morning and you know what that means- time to get working and moving for the weekend. Hope everyone is staying happy and healthy in these wacky times.