Archive for April, 2011

Wage Issues? Tip #6: When Finding a Wage Attorney, Think National, Ask the Important Questions Upfront, and Other Things to Consider

This post continues my series of tips, or things to consider, for workers with unpaid wages. Tip #6 is this: When Finding a Wage Attorney, Think National, Ask the Important Questions Upfront, and Other Things to Consider. Here’s an (obvious) disclosure upfront: I am a wage attorney, so it benefits me to talk to workers […]

Wage Issues? Tip #5: Know There Is Strength in Numbers

Image by Cuito Cuanavale via Flickr This post continues my series of tips, or things to consider, for workers with unpaid wages. Tip #5 is this: Know there is strength in numbers– the larger the unpaid wage amount, the larger the employer, and/or the more employees who are underpaid, the more likely it is you […]

Wage Issues? Tip #3: Before Complaining, Know Your Audience

This post continues my series of tips, or things to consider, for workers with unpaid wages. Tip #3 is this: Before you complain (to your employer or to a legal authority) about unpaid wages, know your audience. When a worker learns he or she was underpaid, it is common for such a worker to complain […]

Wage Issues? Tip #2: Know that Statutes of Limitations (Deadlines) Apply, and Are of Pressing Importance

Image via Wikipedia This post continues my series of tips, or things to consider, for workers with unpaid wages.Tip #2 is this: Know that statutes of limitations (deadlines) apply, and are of pressing importance. Every situation that involves unpaid wages also involves a ticking clock.  That is, there are statutes of limitations, i.e. deadlines, that […]

Wage Issues? Tip #1: Don’t Make Assumptions (That an Attorney Hasn’t Advised On)

As an employee rights and visa worker rights attorney, I’ve dealt with many issues related to unpaid wages. I will post a series of blog articles with tips, or things to consider, for workers who have unpaid wages. Tip #1 is the following: Do not make assumptions about wage situations that an attorney has not […]

H-1B Workers: Topics of Interest? Please Let Me Know

It’s been too long since a blog post about H-1B rights issues.  (So you know, during the downtime, the attorney-author has continued to represent H-1B workers in legal matters). Part of the reason for the H-1B-post downtime is that several issues facing H-1B workers recur over and over– for example, I don’t know that you’d […]