Karen E. Ford, Esq

 Ford & Associates offers consulting an representation in all areas of wage an hour law. Whether the problem is a dispute concerning overtime obligations, classification of workers as independent contractors rather than employees, or compliance with state and federal law concerning prevailing wages, Ford & Associates can offer counsel to help employers comply with the law. Responding to a demand for audit by the Department of Labor, the OFCCP or other state and federal agencies can be daunting for employers and Ford & Associates can offer experienced counsel and representation in this challenging situation. Ford & Associates can help in the design of independent contractor arrangements to assure that employers do not inadvertently create an employment relationship. If the need arises, Ford & Associates can provide experienced representation before the US Department of Labor, state wage agencies, and in the courts.

Ford & Associates also represents individuals in making claims for unpaid wages, overtime, vacation, commissions, bonuses, expense reimbursement and for employees misclassified as independent contractors.