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We have a contract: 

I work, and they pay me.

Unpaid Wages

The Barton Law Firm sues employers, retainages, construction bonds, and contractor bonds for unpaid prevailing-wage minimum and overtime wages on government-funded construction sites.

Here are legal citations and information you might find helpful:



29 U.S.C. 201-219 (Fair Labor Standards Act);

29 C.F.R. 785 (FLSA - hours worked).

Washington State:


RCW 18.27.114 (Construction lien for wages);

RCW 49.46.090 (Underpayment prohibited);

RCW 49.46.100 (Prohibited acts of employer);

RCW 49.48.010 (Wages must be paid at end of normal pay period at the end of a job);

RCW 49.52.050 (Wage rebates, underpayment, and false record);

RCW 49.52.070 (Double damages for violating RCW 49.52.050);

RCW 60.04.021 (Lien on property for construction wages earned on the property);

RCW 60.32.010 (Lien on certain transportation and manufacturing businesses for wages);

RCW 60.34.010 (Lien on hospitality-businesses’ earnings and profits for wages).

King County:


Ordinance 17909 (Minimum wage).




SMC Ch. 14.19 (Minimum wage);

SMC Ch. 14.20 (Wage and tip compensation requirements).




SMC Ch. 7.45 (Employment standards; hospitality and transportation employers only).

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