Wage & Hour Disputes
AND OTHER NEW LABOR STANDARDS
Federal, state, and local law are constantly undergoing significant changes. There have been new developments in overtime, minimum wage, and other expansions of labor standards in such areas as safe scheduling, paid sick leave, wage theft, and paid family leave. As with discrimination claims, many individuals have the option to formally complain to governmental enforcement agencies or to seek private enforcement through retaining counsel. Patty has successfully represented individuals with these claims in both settings.
Patty has advised union members by evaluating claims that may exist beyond the collective bargaining agreement grievance process. She has often worked collaboratively with unions to comprehensively resolve issues so that employees feel their issues were fully heard and addressed. Patty also has counseled individuals concerned with the adequacy of their union representation and addressed those claims internally and in litigation.