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Wage & Overtime Claim and Class Actions in Rhode Island

Serving Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls, Lincoln, Cumberland and all of Providence County

It doesn’t seem like you’re asking for much to be paid for the work you deliver, and the time you put it, does it? But in his 20+ years experience fighting for employees through Providence and Bristol Counties, Attorney Matthew J. Brier has seen his fair share of wage and hour disputes, including:

  • Overtime pay
  • Wage/hour violations
  • Salary & commission miscalculations
  • Wrongful deductions
  • Issues with vacation pay
  • Misclassifying employee status (such as independent contractor vs. employee)

The Attorney General of Rhode Island enforces local and federal laws relating to wages to employees. These laws provide a set of standards for when, how and how much employees must be paid, at minimum.

If you’d like to pursue a claimed violation of the wage laws, you’ll have to obtain a private right of action from the office of the Attorney General. Attorney Brier can help you t get through this process successfully.


Wage/Overtime Claims and Class Actions in Rhode Island Can be Challenging, Without the Expertise of Attorney Brier

Attorney Brier has represented countless Rhode Island clients with their wage and overtime claims disputes. He’ll examine your claim closely to evaluate the compensation you are owed, and will then represent you throughout the proceedings.


A quick look at some of your rights as an employee in Rhode Island

  1. Employers must pay employees within six days of the end of each pay period.
  2. Discharged employees must be paid all wages due and owing on the day of termination. This includes vacation time.
  3. If employees are late to work, employers may only deduct the amount that would have been paid during the time the employee was late.
  4. All employees have a right to a pay slip or check stub that includes their name, employer’s name, date, number of hours worked, rate of pay and deductions or increases made during the pay period.
  5. In many instances, hourly and salaried employees must be paid time-and-a-half for all hours in excess of 40 in one week (professional, executive and administrative employees are exempt).


Get the support you need for your wage/overtime claims or class actions, with Rhode Island Attorney Matthew J. Brier

If you feel your rights, as an employee, have been violated, Attorney Brier can help. Contact him today to learn how he can be provide the expertise needed to win your case and get the compensation you deserve.