Investigations

Bonnett, Fairbourn, Friedman & Balint, P.C. is currently investigating industries and employment practices that may be in violation of federal and state minimum wage laws, overtime laws or other employment laws regulating the payment of wages to employees. If you believe that your employer is committing a wage or other workplace violation, please contact us at 602-274-1100 or 800-847-9094.

Some of our current investigations include:

Not considering bonuses, commissions, and other incentive pay in an employee’s overtime rate
We are currently investigating potential wage violations by companies who fail to factor into an employee’s overtime rate incentive pay that was earned. Many individuals who receive non-discretionary bonuses, commissions, and other incentive pay should have that money calculated into the overtime rate they earn for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. If you are an employee who earns a non-discretionary bonus, commission, or other incentive pay and believe your wage rights have been violated or would like more information about this investigation, please contact us at 602-274-1100 or 800-847-9094 for a free consultation.

Misclassification of Workers as Independent Contractors/Independent Distributors/Independent Operators
Just because an employer calls a worker an independent contractor does not make the employee one.  If the worker is economically dependent on the company and the company plays a significant role in controlling the employee’s day-to-day work, the employee is likely entitled to minimum wage for every hour worked and overtime for hours worked over forty in a workweek.   If you are interested in learning more or would like information about this investigation, please contact us at 602-274-1100 or 800-847-9094 for a free consultation.

Failing to pay overtime to certain sales people
Our Firm is currently investigating widespread wage violations by many companies regarding their sales employees. There are very strict provisions under the FLSA explaining which employees who earn commissions are actually entitled to overtime. If you are a sales employee who earns a commission and believe your wage rights may have been violated or would like more information about this investigation, please contact us at 602-274-1100 or 800-847-9094 for a free consultation.