Practice Areas

Backed by founding lawyer Michael F. Brady's years of dedicated client service, we provide legal solutions in the following practice areas:

FLSA - Wage and Hour

The Fair Labor Standards Act or “FLSA” is a federal statute, enacted by congress that protects many workers’ rights to fair pay. The following categories of work time and types of work are covered by provisions in the FLSA. Read More

Commissions and Bonuses

If you are paid on a salary plus commission basis and you are not an outside salesperson, if you work greater than 40 hours in a workweek, you should receive overtime compensation related to both hours worked and commissions. Additionally, you should… Read More

Donning and Doffing / Changing Clothes

Whether you are a union or non-union employee, if your employer requires you to wear special clothing or equipment in order to perform your job, your employer may owe you wages for the time you spend changing into and out of (“donning and doffing… Read More

Gang Time

Gang time is a method by which meat packing employers pay production line employees. Gang time measures the amount of time that meat products are running through a specified station on the production line. Gang time almost always results in the emplo… Read More

Independent Contractors

A true independent contractor is not considered an employee, and therefore is not governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA.) Our lawyers can help you determine your status as an independent contractor or an employee, and then assist you in dete… Read More

Lunch and Breaks

Your employer should pay you for breaks that are under 20 minutes. For breaks that are longer than 20 minutes that may not be taken uninterrupted, the employer should compensate for that time. Similarly, any 30 minute lunch break that requires you to… Read More

On Call Time

If you are spending excessive amounts of time on-call for your employer and are not being compensated for this time, you may have a claim for unpaid wages. Read More

Salaried Employees

Are you paid on salary? Many salaried workers assume that they are not eligible for overtime compensation. Brady & Associates can help you determine if you are eligible for overtime pay based upon your exempt or non-exempt status. You may have a clai… Read More

Unpaid Time / Overtime

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) ensures that covered employees are paid at least $7.25 per hour of minimum wage. Additionally, this act mandates that covered workers receive overtime pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek. These o… Read More

Working from Home

When working from home, the distinction between work and personal life is hard to recognize due to excessive duties that impose on your personal time. Regardless if you are a paid on a salary or hourly basis, if you have worked excessive hours from y… Read More

Working off the Clock

Are you working off the clock? For employees who are expected to work off the clock after putting in a forty-hour work week, our wage and hour attorneys resolve cases involving unpaid overtime claims, unpaid wages, compensation time, unpaid commissio… Read More

State Wage and Hour

In addition to the FLSA, many states offer additional protections against employers who exploit work from their workers without paying for it. Read More

Improper Deductions

Under Federal law, an employee’s rate of pay may not fall below the minimum wage due to an employer’s pay deductions. If this has occurred, your employer may have violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. Read More

ERISA

In 1974, Congress passed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”). This act protects employees’ retirement and pension plans and other benefits and provides remedies if an employee’s benefits are compromised due to an employer’… Read More

Fair And Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that in 2008, credit card fraud in Missouri was the single biggest form of identity theft. More than 1 in 5 instances of identity theft in Missouri were due to credit card fraud. Further, the FTC estimated… Read More

False Claims Act

The False Claims Act, originally a Civil War-era law, protects the government against fraud associated with any program or contract that is federally funded, except for tax fraud. Those companies or individuals making false claims to the government f… Read More

Whistleblower Protection

There are numerous state and federal laws to protect whistleblowers, (typically employees with inside information about a company’s wrongdoing), from retaliation from their employer in the form of wrongful discharge. These laws, both statutory and… Read More

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The United States Code (15 USC §78dd-1 et seq.) contains the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), which was enacted as an amendment to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“SEC”). The rules of the act are divided into two components. The… Read More

QUI TAM

A Qui Tam action is brought by an individual with specific information that the government is being defrauded. Typically this individual is an employee with inside information of the Company’s practices that the general public has no knowledge… Read More

Medicare Fraud / Stark Amendment

An amendment to the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989, known as the Stark Amendment, makes it unlawful for any physician to refer a patient for medical care at a facility in which the doctor has a financial interest. Read More

Tax Fraud Whistleblower

Whistleblowers that identify fraud for the IRS can receive a substantial reward. An individual can receive a monetary award from 15% to 30% of the total amount recovered by the government. Typically, to qualify for an award of this type, the IRS must… Read More

SEC Whistleblowers

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act gives the SEC authority to reward whistleblowers who report fraud to the SEC . A whistleblower can receive a reward for disclosing “original information” of an unlawful activity, leadi… Read More

Employment Discrimination

Employers and fellow employees should be held responsible for unacceptable working conditions and disparate treatment, including age discrimination and sexual harassment. You should not be treated differently from your coworkers and the situation mus… Read More

Wrongful Termination / Retaliation

If you have been fired by your employer for speaking out, consult with our law firm about filing a wrongful termination lawsuit. A skilled workplace retaliation lawyer can explain your rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and protect you… Read More

Personal Injury

If you or someone in your family has been injured by the fault of another, put our experienced Kansas City personal injury attorneys to work for you. Don’t accept the insurance company’s first settlement offer without discussing with us the value… Read More

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