Fighting for American Workers

Types of Wage Theft

Off-The-Clock Scams

Federal law requires that employees who not are exempt from the law are paid overtime for all time worked over forty hours per week.  In addition, many state laws provide that non-exempt employees must be paid for every hour that they work. Employers often violate these laws by having their employees working off-the-clock and only paying them for time that is recorded on-the-clock.

Here are some of the most common off-the-clock scams:

vbsd0147 ntsc Nowhere is the phrase "Time is Money" more true than in the American workplace.  It is also true that "Stealing Time is Stealing Money."  When employers steal time from their workers through any of these off-the-clock scams, they should not be permitted to get away with it.

Requiring or permitting workers to begin working before they punch in. This might include having restaurant or other service workers wait until the first customer arrives.

Requiring or permitting workers to work through their lunch break, while deducting time for the break in the time keeping system.

Requiring or permitting workers to punch out for the day and keep working.

Illegal rounding schemes. This might involve rounding a worker’s recorded time down to the nearest fifteen minutes, but never rounding up.  

Failing to pay workers for on call time, when the workers are not free to attend to their personal business.

Failing to pay workers for the time spent traveling between job sites.

Failing to pay workers for work-related meetings or training sessions.

If you think that you have been the victim of an off-the-clock scam and were not paid for all hours that you worked, contact the Marlborough Law Firm for a free consultation

"I have a message for those employers who break this nation's labor laws and prey on vulnerable workers: It ends today."

 - Hilda Solis, United States Secretary of Labor (2009-2013)

Why Choose Us

We have the experience, passion and commitment that it takes to litigate complex wage theft cases and consumer class action casesbr.

We concentrate our practice on class actions and seek recovery for as many workers as possible.

We accept most of our cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not be required to pay anything unless your case is successful.

Meet The Team

Christopher Marlborough has been litigating class action cases since 2007. He is a former Chair of the Labor and Employment Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association.

Jennifer Marlborough is a seasoned attorney with more than 14 years of litigation experience.

Chris founded the Marlborough Law Firm in 2013 to continue his fight against corporate wage theft and consumer fraud practices. 


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If you think you may be the victim of wage theft or consumer fraud, do not hesitate to contact us. Consultations are always free.  

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