Ravi Sattiraju, Esq. leads Sattiraju & Tharney, LLP’s Wage & Hour Litigation team. The firm has litigated wage and hour litigation matters in numerous states and has gotten significant results for our clients and class members.
The firm focuses strongly upon independent contractor misclassification cases under the New Jersey Wage & Hour Law and Wage Payment Law’s ABC Test. Exploitive employers misclassify workers as independent contractors in order to strip workers of their legal rights, including their right to be paid at an overtime rate when they work over 40 hours per week. Companies that engage in these illegal tactics often make illegal deductions from the compensation of workers. Other illegal tactics that are designed to strip workers of their earned compensation include:
- Failing to pay tipped employees as required under the law.
- Requiring employees to work off-the-clock
- Failure to compensate an employee for work-related activities, such as mandatory training sessions.
- Forcing an employee to work through his or her designated break time or while he or she is “off the clock.”
Sadly, many workers do not realize that they are misclassified. Our firm is dedicated to educating exploited workers on their legal rights and fighting to recover their unpaid and stolen wages.
We are deeply proud that state and federal courts have repeatedly appointed Ravi Sattiraju, Esq. to serve as class counsel to represent groups of workers that are pursuing claims in a class action. Mr. Sattiraju has obtained numerous favorable settlements on behalf of his clients.
Mr. Sattiraju has litigated numerous wage and hour litigation matters and has established important precedent in this area. Mr. Sattiraju has also litigated class actions outside of New Jersey and has co-counseled with some of the best Wage and Hour attorneys in the country.
Sattiraju & Tharney have focused on litigating claims against certain industries on behalf of misclassified workers, including the following: