Penalty Wage Claims For Seaman And Maritime Workers
Seamen often struggle to understand their full legal rights when shipowners refuse to pay them the full wages they are owed. At Spagnoletti Law Firm, we can meet with you, explain your full rights and provide the legal assistance needed in maritime wage cases.
Do you have questions regarding a shipowner’s wage obligations to you following a voyage or voyages? Typically, under maritime law, shipowners must pay seamen’s wages either when the voyage is complete or within a certain time frame thereafter. Compensation covered by maritime law includes wages, as well as:
- Vacation pay
- Severance pay
If a shipowner has delayed your wage payment as a seaman, contact us for experienced legal assistance.
Men and women seamen’s penalty wage claims are affected legally by penalty wage statutes when:
- The ship is an American vessel.
- The ship is a foreign-flag vessel that entered a U.S. port.
If you are a seafarer of any nationality who found yourself in a U.S. port and faces a nonpayment or late payment of wages, we encourage you to seek competent maritime counsel by contacting the attorneys of Spagnoletti Law Firm. As we frequently tell unpaid seamen, “you have rights and are not a slave.” We have obtained compensation for hundreds of individual seamen and entire crews. For more information, please contact us by calling our Houston-based firm at 713-659-0257 or 877-678-5864.