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Employers may not punish workers for exercising their rights under wage and hour laws.
Workers have the right to sue their employers for violations of wage and hour laws and prevailing wage laws. This is called the worker's "private right of action."
Learn about when volunteers and interns can work without pay.
Find out who can be classified as an independent contractor.
When employers force someone to work using threats, harm or restraint.
State agencies cannot act as your personal lawyer or give you legal advice. Contact the organizations below to find a lawyer in your area or to see if you qualify for free legal services for low-income individuals.
Understand the rights of temporary workers (or "temp" workers).