AzELA is helping to connect Wage & Hour/FMLA Claimants with both AzELA member and non-member Attorneys
If you have sought help from the U.S. Department of Labor (the DOL) for a wage and hour issue or protection under the Family Medical Leave Act, you should know that the DOL does not pursue litigation for every single valid charge. Federal law allows you to obtain legal assistance from private attorneys any time, even after you have made a claim with the DOL.
As a private plaintiff, you can bring your own lawsuit for unpaid minimum wages and overtime compensation. Under some circumstances, the unpaid amounts can be doubled, as liquidated damages. If you were retaliated against for asserting your rights, you may also bring a claim for retaliation.
For current and past employees (or employees misclassified as “independent contractors”) who have minimum wage, overtime, nonpayment-of-wages, or FMLA claims that the Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division (the WHD) has said it cannot currently process in a timely manner, the WHD has made efforts to help you pursue your claims with the assistance of private attorneys.
As a service to the public, the Phoenix District Office of the WHD has asked Community Legal Services, law school clinics, and the Arizona Employment Lawyers Association (AzELA) to help connect potential claimants with attorneys who have represented themselves as knowledgeable and experienced in handling Wage & Hour and FMLA matters for clients.
The following is a list of both AzELA members, as well as attorneys who are not members of AzELA, who have expressed a particular interest in helping to make sure that workers are properly paid for all the hours they work, regardless of immigration status. Those who are members of AzELA are displayed with the AzELA designation.
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Wage and Hour (minimum wage, overtime, nonpayment-of-wages claims)
AzELA has not screened the listed lawyers for ability or background, and therefore this service should not be considered a “recommendation” from AzELA or from the DOL. Rather, AzELA is providing a public service by providing this list of lawyers who are willing to help employees resolve their minimum wage, overtime, nonpayment-of-wages, and FMLA issues.
We urge you to spend time in your search for an attorney, and to choose the one who is right for you. Please be aware that the attorneys on this list are not obligated to accept your matter or even to see you.
It will be your responsibility to contact the attorney to arrange for an appointment. It is important that you discuss the consultation fee in advance. Each lawyer sets his or her own fees, and these may vary within a geographical area. Some of the attorneys may conduct a brief interview over the phone or be willing to meet with you for a short time for no fee. Some may charge a moderate fee for up to a one-hour consultation. If, after talking with you, it is determined by the lawyer that further legal services are appropriate, each lawyer will discuss the fees for going forward, and will provide a written fee agreement for your consideration.
If you are unable to keep your appointment, please be sure to call the attorney to reschedule.
DISCLAIMER: The Arizona Employment Lawyers Association (AzELA) does not operate a formal lawyer referral service, nor does AzELA provide legal advice. Instead, AzELA is providing you with contact information for attorneys who have asked to be included on the list. In addition, AzELA is not responsible for any attorney’s advice that you receive from anyone you may contact from this site. As laws vary from place to place and are constantly changing, only a lawyer can provide you with specific advice pertaining to your situation. By using this site, you are agreeing that under no circumstances will AzELA, the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), the Department of Labor, or any lawyer listed on this site be responsible for (1) any information contained on or omitted from the site, and (2) any person’s reliance on any such information, whether or not the information is correct, current, or complete and the consequences of any action you or any other person takes or fails to take, whether or not based on information provided by or as a result of the use of this site. AzELA also is not responsible for (1) any person’s satisfaction with any lawyer, whether relating to the lawyer’s competence, diligence, or otherwise, (2) the results of any advice given by or representation from any lawyer, or (3) the failure or refusal of any attorney to respond or consult you.