What types of damages can I recover in a claim for unpaid wages?

An employee can receive several different forms of compensation when filing a claim for unpaid wages. The amount and types of damages vary based on the nature of the wage violation an employer has committed.

In minimum wage or overtime lawsuits, workers can recover back pay, interest on outstanding wages, attorney’s fees and court costs. If an employer failed to provide meal or rest breaks, employees may receive one hour of additional pay for each break that was not given.

The damages are intended to compensate you for the losses you suffered due to the unpaid wages. Employers may also face penalties for wage violations as punishment and a deterrent from engaging in further unlawful practices.

If you are considering pursuing a wage and hour claim against your employer, discuss your situation with the experienced Oakland employment lawyers at Erlich Law Firm. We can give you an idea of what to expect based on the facts of your case. Contact us today to learn more.

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