If you’re a worker who believes you’re owed unpaid wages, there are a few pressing things to consider upfront, such as: (1) learning legal deadlines that may apply; and (2) promptly organizing information and documents that describe the unpaid wage issues, i.e. getting your ducks in a row.
When a worker with unpaid wages contacts me about potentially representing him or her– and when that worker has already prepared and organized documentation, such as spreadsheet summaries of estimated hours and wages, pay stubs in chronological order, policies applying to hours and wages, etc.– this makes everything more efficient.
I can more efficiently evaluate potential claims and options, and if legal action is pursued, that can usually occur more promptly, efficiently and effectively as well.
If your ducks are in a row, you’re more likely to hit the ground running. Okay, I’ll stop with the cliches.