In 1937, after much dialogue and controversy between labor advocates and business leaders, the United States Supreme Court reversed it’s previously held position that state minimum wage laws are unconstitutional. With a green light from the Supreme Court, President Franklin Roosevelt pushed for passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act based on his own convictions that, “employers who do not pay adequate wages have no business being in business.”
Wage attorneys across the country share Roosevelt’s convictions and continue to fight to make sure the promise of the “New Deal” lives on and pushing to do their part to help those who are generally impoverished live a better life. Today’s wage attorneys continue to confront diehard business leaders who believe in their heart of hearts that minimum wage and overtime laws, whether passed on a state or federal level, violate a company’s right to conduct business as it sees fit. These business leaders and their counsel further argue these laws are unnecessary in these “civilized” times where good corporate citizenship allegedly precludes a company from instituting oppressive wage practices.
In the face of such critics and as corporate defense firms consolidate their firms and resources creating “mega” firms, The Association of Wage and Hour Attorneys was organized to counterbalance these events by providing wage attorneys the opportunity to network and strategize on a daily basis with other similarly situated wage attorneys throughout the country. Members can share documents, strategize; seek out co-counsel, experts, etc. Furthermore, The AWHA forum is a secure, member only meeting place, administered with the goal that wage attorneys will have easy access to peers in order that they may save time and money by not having to reinvent the wheel.
Because of the many benefits offered to our members, for example access to free legal research and practice management software, the cost of membership is virtually free especially in light of The AWHA Case Referral program whereby members receive case intakes obtained through national TV advertising campaigns and internet marketing designed to educate the public of their wage rights.
The number of memberships is limited geographically due to the desire of the organization to control the cost of membership by increasing the probability that members will receive referrals under The AWHA Case Referral program. Join Today to ensure your participation.