Practice Areas

Brady & Associates, a Kansas City employment law firm, focuses on representing employees in wage and hour class and collective actions and whistleblowers reporting fraud, in addition to other employment related claims such as discrimination and retaliation. Attorneys at Brady & Associates have successfully represented employees and whistleblowers against some of the nation's largest companies, returning $11.25 Million for US tax payers in False Claims Act qui tam actions alone.

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

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. The term, Qui Tam, is also used to describe the type of case brought b… Read More

Medicare Fraud

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 Cases

The IRS Whistleblower Reward Program provides monetary awards to those who report tax evasion, tax schemes, and underpayment of taxes. Under this program, a whistleblower may be entitled to a reward of up to triple damages and 15% to 30% of the recov… Read More

SEC Whistleblowers

Whistleblowers who report a Securities and Exchange Commission violation are not only entitled to legal protections — but they may also be eligible to receive a monetary reward. The process for obtaining a whistleblower reward can be complex and de… Read More

"Buy American" & Customs Laws

There are two areas of federal law that favor American manufacturing jobs over foreign competition. And, when an employee sees that a company is violating these laws, the employee can get money compensation — both for him or herself and for the U.S… Read More

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), businesses, entities, and individuals are prohibited from paying bribes to foreign government officials to benefit their interests. The Act is contained in United States Code (15 USC §78dd-1 et s… Read More

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Fraud

One type of fraud covered by the False Claims Act involves false claims made, or caused to be made, to defraud “Disadvantaged Business Enterprise” (“DBE”) programs of the United States. DBE programs promote diversity as to government contract… Read More

Wage Theft and Unfair Pay

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

Unpaid Time - Overtime Violations

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

Minimum Wage Violations and Improper Pay Deductions

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

Off the Clock Work

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

Independent Contractors Status

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

Employee Misclassification

Does your employer classify you as an independent contractor? Employers often can save money in taxes, overtime, and minimum wages by classifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees. Because of these cost savings, many employers… Read More

Salaried Employees Rights

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

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

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

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

Gang Time

Gang time is a method by which meatpacking employers pay production line employees. It 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 employer’s… 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


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

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

Attorney for Tipped Employee Minimum Wage Violations

Many restaurants violate the minimum wage rights of tipped employees by abusing the “tip credit.” Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. The FLSA allows an employer to take a “tip credit” of up… Read More

Employment Law

Workers are provided with various protections under both state and federal law. Unfortunately, employers sometimes violate these laws, resulting in the need for legal action. Whether you were wrongfully denied overtime wages, terminated for reporting… Read More

Employment Attorney for 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

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

Sexual Harassment

No one should have to endure inappropriate conduct in the workplace, such as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. These actions constitute sexual harassment when submission to… Read More

Wrongful Termination

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

FMLA Violations

Employees are afforded specific rights and job protections under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. Specifically, eligible employees are entitled to a total of 12 work weeks of unpaid leave during any 12 month period for a variety of events, i… Read More


Retaliatory discharge is a form of wrongful termination, and it is illegal. A claim for retaliatory discharge can arise when an employee is terminated because they reported their employer was engaging in illegal activity in violation of certain rules… Read More

Personal Injury

Accident-related injuries can be life-changing and debilitating. They can cause you to incur substantial medical bills, lose time from work, and be unable to participate in the activities you once enjoyed. If you or someone in your family have been i… 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