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By Louise Herman

If you’re like most people, you work for a paycheck. Putting in long hours, day after day, isn’t easy. That said, usually, payday makes it all worth it. Unfortunately, some employees come to find that something doesn’t add up in their paychecks. Of course, sometimes employers make honest mistakes, and in most cases, paycheck discrepancies can be sorted out in person and fairly quickly. However, if you believe your employer is intentionally denying you pay to which you are entitled, it’s a different story. However, our firm can help you get the pay you worked so hard for. If you’re currently in a wage & hour dispute, read on and reach out to a seasoned Providence, Rhode Island wage & hour lawyer to learn more about what your options are and how our legal team can guide you through the process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What laws can I use to my advantage in a wage & hour dispute?

Whether you were wrongfully denied overtime pay or your employer is failing to pay your standard wages due, the law is on your side. Both the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state laws regulate things such as minimum wage (in Rhode Island, the state minimum wage is currently $12.25 per hour), overtime pay, and more. If you are denied your rightful pay, our firm is here to help.

How can an attorney help me?

A seasoned Providence County, Rhode Island employment lawyer who is familiar with the various tactics employers may use to deny their employees pay can help you navigate the process and craft an effective strategy to get you the compensation you deserve in a wage & hour claim. Two of the most common tactics employers will use to deny their employees their fair pay involve misclassification. For example, sometimes, employers will wrongfully label certain employees as independent contractors, which essentially gives them the right to withhold benefits, such as healthcare, that other employees would receive. It may also allow them to withhold overtime pay. In some cases, employers may classify employees as employees, but may still classify them as exempt from certain labor law protections. Regardless of the specifics of your case, if you believe you were misclassified and denied your rightful pay or benefits as a result, our firm is here to help. Reach out to Herman Law Group today so we can get working on your case.


If you need help with an employment law matter in the Providence County, Rhode Island area, you can count on Herman Law Group to represent your best interests. To discuss your matter, please contact our firm today.

About the Author
At Herman Law Group, our focus is on safeguarding the rights and careers of employees and businesses alike. With over 35 years of successful legal practice, Louise A. Herman brings an invaluable dual perspective from representing both employees and employers. This unique insight allows us to effectively achieve successful outcomes for our clients in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and nationwide.