Fink Bressack is committed to enforcing appropriate workplace standards.
The firm understands that each employment and labor issue carries with it a sensitive and often complicated set of facts. Fink Bressack has handled complex employment and labor litigation involving numerous organizations, from large public universities, county retirement systems to an auto dealership. The firm represents both employers and employees in Title VII and Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act lawsuits.
Fink Bressack attorneys have also litigated Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Collective Actions. FLSA provides minimum federal standards for wages, overtime pay, and other work issues. Employees may be eligible to participate in collective action lawsuits if an employer has failed to meet the requirements of FLSA, addressing issues such as compensation for the time it takes an employee to “don and doff” required work clothing, compensation for all hours worked, procedures for clocking in and out which may unfairly reduce wages paid, payment of overtime wages, and many other matters.
In appropriate cases, the FLSA collective action procedure permits hundreds or even thousands of claims involving similarly-situated employees to be handled in a single lawsuit. Cases that might not otherwise warrant the time and attention of a full-blown lawsuit can be handled as a consolidated matter much more efficiently, allowing aggrieved workers a chance to have their rights vindicated and exposing defendants to potentially-large judgments.