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Richard E. Hayber

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Hartford, CT

Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore, LLC
750 Main St, Suite 904
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-522-8888
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Richard Hayber is a Connecticut employment law attorney focuses on gaining fair compensation for employees whose rights have been violated by their employer. He is a graduate of Trinity College and earned his J.D. from University of Connecticut in 1992. He dedicated his career to employment law when he founded the Hayber Law Firm, and has fought for the rights of hundreds of hard working men and women across the country. He represents workers in both Federal and Connecticut court. In his spare time, he remains an active speaker on the subject of employment law through lectures and his regularly updated labor law blog.

Richard Hayber founded his own law firm because of his strong beliefs in protecting the rights of hard-working employees from the unfair practices that they can fall victim to. Hayber Law Firm assists employees with a variety of issues, from claims for unemployment benefits to wrongful employee termination, discrimination, and unpaid wages. Employees can face a range of possible encroachments on their rights, and the firm has experience in an array of complicated issues and varied circumstances. Any type of worker, from salesmen to teachers, can be the victim of unscrupulous practices by an employer.

Cases that the firm is experienced in handling represent individuals and groups in class actions. Some of these situations involve unpaid wages, particularly to those who are mis-classified as being in an administrative position. Assistant managers are often the victims of this misleading tactic. Law regarding fair payment per hour is also an area of particular interest to the firm.

While there are powerful laws are in place to protect the rights of employees, companies may choose to ignore them in the interest of a bottom line or mismanagement. Unfortunately, these rights are sometimes violated by businesses who seek to take advantage of their workers. Ensuring proper payment for overtime and the ability to return to work after a legally protected leave of absence are some of the ways that Hayber Law Firm fights for the rights of workers everywhere.

About Richard E. Hayber

First Admitted: 1992, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:


  • Weekly newsletter answering basic questions of employment law for employees., Can They Do That?

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member, Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member, Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association

Educational Background

  • Juris Doctor, University of Connecticut, 1992
  • Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut.  Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy., 1985


  • $1,000,000 settlement for auto damage appraisers at property and casualty insurer for unpaid overtime wages., 2009
  • $2,000,000 settlement for class of grocery store assistant managers for unpaid overtime wages., 2012
  • $1,500,000 settlement for auto damage appraisers at property and casualty insurer for unpaid overtime wages., 2008
  • Co-counsel on $900,000 settlement for class of servers at chain restaurant for violation of tip pooling laws., 2011
  • Co-counsel in $33 million settlement of unpaid overtime wages on behalf of assistant managers at national drug store chain., 2012
  • Co-counsel in $3,000,000 settlement against national courier for misclassifying drivers as independent contractors and denying them overtime wages., 2010
  • $1,500,000 settlement for class of retail managers at clothing chain for unpaid overtime wages., 2011

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board of Directors, The Parent Academy, a Hartford literary agency, 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

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Office Location for Richard E. Hayber

750 Main St
Suite 904
Hartford, CT 06103

Last Updated: 7/19/2022

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