Claims by employees alleging they were not correctly paid for all hours worked are increasingly prevalent. These claims are often pursued on a class basis and present substantial exposure to companies. A finding of liability results in an award that includes penalties and far exceeds the actual amount of unpaid wages. Because of this, it is crucial for employers to focus on ensuring they have compliant policies and practices to try to prevent litigation in this area. Martenson, Hasbrouck & Simon’s attorneys have significant experience advising employers on compliance with federal, state, and local wage and hour laws, with the goal of helping employers avoid costly wage and hour claims. When a claim or lawsuit does happen, the Firm’s attorneys have a wealth of experience defending employers in individual and class litigation, both at the agency level and in federal and state courts.