Attorneys at the Washington Wage Claim Project ("WWCP") are dedicated to representing low-wage workers who have suffered wage & hour violations. Some of the types of claims we handle include:
Unpaid overtime wages
Unpaid piece-rate wages
Unpaid minimum wages
Meal and rest break violations
Misclassification of employees as independent contractors
Construction liens on private and public projects
We primarily represent individuals and small groups of workers, and also take on class action cases.
Wage and hour laws are very protective of workers. This is especially true in Washington state. Low wage workers come into court on equal footing with their employers, no matter how powerful the employer may be outside of court.
An employer who has violated these laws must pay the employee's wages, interest, and, in many cases, a penalty. In addition, the employer must also pay the employee's attorney fees. This allows us to represent low wage workers without requiring payment from the workers and without taking a percentage of their back pay when the case is over. The primary mission of the WWCP is to provide low wage workers with meaningful access to justice.
Providing access to justice for Washington's low-wage workers