Wage theft – a broad term referring to various ways by which employers fail to pay employees their full compensation – is a growing concern and reportedly a bigger problem in construction than in any other industry. Many state and local governments have adopted wage theft laws that give workers new ways to recover unpaid wages, impose on employers’ new compliance obligations and liabilities, and increase the penalties for violations.
In this webinar, employment attorneys Julie Reddig and Nicole Behrman of the law firm Lerch, Early & Brewer will review the trends in those laws and explore best practices for compliance. The webinar is provided in conjunction with AGC’s release of a much-needed, user-friendly chart of state and local law wage theft laws for members.
Lerch, Early & Brewer
Julie Reddig is an attorney who helps employers build and maintain productive workplaces by navigating the many federal, state, and local laws protecting employees in the workforce. She counsels management on avoiding and defending against employment claims before administrative agencies and local, state, and federal courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Julie’s clients represent a cross-section of the Washington, D.C. region’s employers, with a mix of blue- and white-collar environments, particularly in construction and related companies, transportation, property management, professional services, and consulting firms. Many of these are government contractors.
Lerch, Early & Brewer
Nicole Behrman is an employment attorney who represents clients in a wide range of matters in Maryland and the District of Columbia. In her practice, Nicole has represented clients before the DC Superior Court, District Court for the District of Columbia, the EEOC, DC Office of Human Rights, and DC Office of Administrative Hearings. She has litigated cases involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, FMLA interference and retaliation, wage and hour violations, breach of contract, and wrongful termination in violation of public policy.
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