Wage and Hour Law

Wage and hour law encompasses the compensation of employees, child labor and an employer's responsibility to keep true and accurate records of an employee's time and pay.  Siegel O'Connor helps employers understand and ensure their compliance with the vast array of federal and state wage and hour laws through counseling clients, educational seminars, internal audits, client alerts and our Law of the Workplace newsletter.

Siegel O'Connor defends companies who are the subject of administrative and judicial proceedings claiming unpaid overtime and commissions, failure to pay minimum wages, improper compensation for on-call employees, denying workers' vacation time, sick time, personal time or break period(s), improper utilization of minors in the workplace and failing to maintain accurate records.  The Firm has represented numerous restaurants in protecting their tip credit for service employees, and currently is involved in defending class action litigation that is attempting to seriously undermine application of this tip credit for service employees.


Siegel O'Connor specializes in the following wage-and-hour issues:

    • Exempt/Non-Exempt Employees
    • Minimum Wage
    • Overtime
    • Prevailing Wage/Public Works Contracts
    • Record-keeping Requirements
    • Tip Credits in the Restaurant Industry
    • Wage and Hour Audits
    • Wage Payment
    • Child Labor Law