Representing workers in wage & hour lawsuits nationwide

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Getman, Sweeney & Dunn is a powerful voice for workers’ rights.

We fight for employees who have been denied proper compensation for their work by employers who either don’t know the law or choose to violate it. We've handled collective and class action suits for tens of thousands of cheated workers.

We don’t charge fees upfront.

We get paid by the losing employer when we win or settle your case.

Our law firm only represents workers – never employers.

We help workers get the pay they are legally owed plus additional damages and penalties they deserve.

Our attorneys handle overtime and minimum wage cases, claims for unpaid commission, promised wage, tips shaving, unlawful deductions, unreimbursed business expenses, and other federal and state law wage claims on a class or collective action basis.

We regularly sue multinational and Fortune 500 companies, and we’re proud to have recovered over a hundred million dollars in pay that was wrongfully taken from employees.

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Our team of lawyers and paralegals only litigates wage & hour cases.

We represent groups of workers in class and collective action cases from a range of industries, including:

• Workers who are paid a salary, but not overtime wages

• Food production and other factory line workers

• Help desk and customer service representatives

• Home health aides and caregivers who work in 24-hour shifts or are considered “live in”

• Insurance adjusters

• Sales representatives and service technicians

• Other workers who are paid an hourly or daily rate

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We handle wage theft, misclassification, and unpaid minimum and overtime wage cases.

• Misclassification as a salaried employee (denied overtime wages)

This type of situation is often experienced by sales representatives, service technicians, help desk or customer service workers, assistant managers, assistant account executives, or other employees who are paid on a salary basis.

For example, a worker may receive a "promotion" to an Assistant Manager position, or be converted from hourly pay to salaried pay, but their job duties do not change.


• Misclassification as an independent contractor

This type of violation commonly affects people who work as insurance adjusters, janitors, security guards, store delivery persons, or home health care providers.

Employees are protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), but independent contractors are not. However, many workers are misclassified as independent contractors and should be treated as employees. The FLSA protections include labor standards, certain benefits, overtime pay, and minimum wage


Paid a day rate that does not include overtime

For example, home health aides, personal care assistants, insurance adjusters, laborers, or people who work in the field (such as inspectors) may receive a day rate, but they aren't paid overtime wages when they work more than 40 hours in a workweek.


Off-the-clock, time shaving, unpaid wages, and payment of straight time wages but not overtime premium pay

These types of violations may occur with hourly employees, including those who work in food production facilities, factories, on an assembly line, or in a store. These workers may have pre-shift or post-shift tasks, such as logging in/off workstation computers and putting on or removing protective clothing. They may also include unpaid wages for working through lunch breaks or completing a phone call with a customer that extends past the end of a shift.

If you believe you’ve been cheated out of your hard-earned pay, call us for a free case evaluation.

What our clients say about us

"Outstanding Communication – never had an

email unanswered."

"Beat a big, powerful company. Kudos!"

"Thank you is not enough, but I appreciate

you and your staff for all you provided me

with and more."

What judges say about us

"Both this Court and other district courts

around the country have recognized

Plaintiffs’ counsel’s experience and skill in

prosecuting wage-and-hour class litigation."

– US District Judge Jose Linares

Getman Sweeney Dunn “performed ably,

efficiently, and ethically, displaying

admirable expertise, professionalism, and

diligence in representing their many clients."

– Former Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge George C. Pratt

Contact Us 

You deserve to be paid fairly for your work. If you think you have a claim against a current or former employer for

Unpaid overtime

Minimum wage violations

Being misclassified as exempt or as an independent contractor


and other workers may be suffering the same violations, we want to hear from you. Consultations are free, and we never charge upfront fees for our work.

Getman, Sweeney & Dunn only handles wage and hour cases. We do not handle wrongful termination, discrimination, or non-wage employment claims. If you are unsure if you have a wage claim, we are happy to help you determine if you do and provide a referral for any non-wage claims.

Please complete the form below. Our intake coordinator will respond within 2 business days.

Approximately how many people have the same job title in the company, including all locations?(Required)

Are you an employee or an independent contractor?(Required)
How are you paid? (select all that apply)(Required)
Are you paid overtime for working over 40 hours in a week?(Required)
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*Submitting this form does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Getman, Sweeney & Dunn will not rent, sell, or share your phone number or email address with any other person or company.

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