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If you believe your employer is violating state or federal wage laws, your first step is to raise the issue internally.

You should inform the Human Resources department or payroll department of your company of the problem, following your company’s procedures for bringing concerns to the attention of management.

If your complaints don’t get anywhere, you should consider consulting with a competent employment lawyer.

Employees have the option of pursuing unpaid compensation by either filing a wage claim with a state agency or by filing a lawsuit in court. An employment lawyer can tell you whether either of these strategies makes sense, based on the facts of your situation. An employment lawyer will also tell you whether it makes financial sense to have legal representation or whether you should try to bring your claims on your own.

However, keep in mind that most employment cases work on contingency basis so that legal bills do not compound the stress resulting from your problem. This means that you don’t pay have to pay until a judgement is decided in your favor.

David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting


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