Representing Workers Across Maryland & Virginia
As an individual employee, it’s not easy to go up against a powerful company—labor laws are complex and big businesses can be especially good at throwing their weight around. Without guidance and preparation, bringing a case can feel like too big a risk.
Since 1953, the Ashcraft & Gerel team has been dedicated to protecting the rights of workers throughout Maryland and Virginia. Whether you have a wage and hour claim, a dispute to resolve, or a union to protect, our experienced labor law attorneys can provide excellent legal advice and a solid foundation to stand on.
Wage & Hour Claims
In these difficult economic times, employees across the nation are being squeezed to work harder and for longer hours—often for the same pay. By law, employers are obligated to pay for your labor on time and in full.
However, there are several common instances of labor law violations:
- Failure to pay minimum wage
- Failure to include additional (or “off-the-clock”) hours in payment
- Failure to pay time-and-a-half overtime for hours over 40 per work week
- Failure to dispense final payment after termination of employment
Now more than ever, you owe it to yourself to make sure you’re being fully compensated for your efforts. If you are concerned that a current or past employer has withheld wages, you should contact a wage and hour attorney immediately. Call Ashcraft & Gerel today for a consultation on your wage and hours claim.
Here at Ashcraft & Gerel, we believe there’s power in numbers. Unions at their best ensure that hardworking Americans don’t get taken advantage of by the companies they work for.
Under the National Labor Relations Act, most employees have the right to band together and demand the respect they deserve in the workplace. There are strict procedures and rules both sides need to adhere to when workers are seeking to organize. But ensuring that these rules are followed and that workers’ organizing rights are protected often requires a strong legal team.
Contact Ashcraft & Gerel’s Team of Labor Lawyers
Ashcraft & Gerel’s labor law attorneys and support staff have the experience and skill to help you through this process. Not only will we make sure your voice gets heard, but we will also protect you against any retaliatory tactics, such as salary reduction, demotion, or termination. Contact Ashcraft & Gerel today for legal help with your union organizing efforts. We can help you understand your rights and make well-informed decisions every step of the way.