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Experienced Employment Litigation Attorney In Kansas City


Phillip Murphy firmly believes that all workers are entitled to receive at least minimum wage for each and every hour worked, plus time and a half for every hour of overtime.  Employers, in their attempts to maximize production and minimize cost, often forget to take their employees' rights into consideration.  The result is that many of their payment practices are illegal.

In Missouri, the Missouri Minimum Wage Law serves as the state law companion to the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Under the law, employers are required to pay all non-exempt employees minimum wage for the first 40 hours of work, plus time and a half for all overtime. As with the FLSA, the MMWL defines "employee" very broadly, and employers often misclassify employees as independent contractors. In addition, the MMWL provides for attorneys' fees, as well as liquidated damages up to 60 days after the employer's failure to pay. 

The following workers are the most common victims of wage theft:  Waiters, waitresses and bar tenders; manufacturing workers, assembly line workers, mortgage brokers who work on commission, drivers of cars and couriers, and people who do work as independent contractors.

If you have been a victim of wage theft, do not hesitate in setting up a consultation.  Phillip Murphy is very experienced in handling wage and hour cases and obtaining very favorable results for his clients. 



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