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Our Office

  • Westport Office

    Address

    155 Post Road East
    Suite 11
    Westport, Connecticut 06880

    Phone

    203-226-9922

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0

    I found myself in one of the worst employment situations that I have ever been in. I was getting bullied and harassed and after going to human resources twice I felt that I had no where else to go. After sitting down and talking to Attorney...
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    — Client

  • 5.0/5.0

    I cannot say enough great things about Attorney Pate. He was not only courteous and professional to me but very intelligent in dealing with employer. He not only demonstrated skill and professionalism while handling my case but showed extra...
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    — Client

  • 5.0/5.0

    . In a no charge consultation, he advised me to contact my human resources department regarding the incident. My company investigated the incident, and it seemed to have been resolved. Six months later, my company took what I believed to b...
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    — Client

  • 5.0/5.0

    Attorney Pate was very professional yet personable. He was available to speak every time I called and carefully listened to my concerns. And resolved them. He was excellent.

    — Client

  • 5.0/5.0

    In September, 2016, I contacted Atty. Pate regarding an incident I considered to be age discrimination in my workplace. In a no charge consultation, he advised me to contact my human resources department regarding the incident. I did so. ...
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 Wage & Overtime Claims

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been protecting employees since 1937. Under its two central provisions — the minimum wage requirement and the overtime provision — employers are obligated to pay required wages and, for non-exempt employees, pay overtime when they work for more than 40 hours in a week.   We are qualified to determine if you have a wage, hour or overtime claim against your employer.

Wage disputes can range from simple classification errors to complex and time-consuming cases where employers have deliberately violated the law. I will clearly and precisely explain your employment rights under Conneticut law and federal law. We have recovered earnings and other damages for clients in actions related to:

  • Misclassification of employees as exempt from wage and hour laws
  • Unpaid overtime and sick days
  • Violation of minimum wage laws
  • Unpaid lunch and rest periods in violation of the law
  • Independent contractor rights
  • Late pay
  • Unpaid reimbursement for work-related expenses
  • Improper deductions