Unpaid overtime wages
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), you are entitled to overtime pay if you work more than 40 hours per week. Overtime pay is time-and-a-half or 1.5 times your base rate of pay. Many employers take advantage of their employees by failing to pay overtime wages. The hard work and long hours you put in with your employer should not go unrewarded. Even if you are a "salaried employee" you may be entitled to overtime pay if your job duties are not managerial, administrative, or professional.
Wage and hour laws are extremely complex, and there are various nuances to the classifications of exempt and nonexempt. Our dedicated legal team is highly knowledgeable on all aspects of these federal laws and can help you determine if you have a solid claim. Many employers will try to justify their offense to you or provide you with false information on what is considered illegal. Our firm will ensure that you are treated fairly and are able to collect any compensation to which you are entitled.
We can help you get the outcome you deserve if you have been harmed by wage and hour violations such as:
- Failure to pay overtime to nonexempt employees (time and a half pay for work preformed beyond 40 hours a week)
- Failure to pay wages earned and due, including sales commission
- Failure to pay minimum wage for covered nonexempt employees ($7.25 as of July 24, 2009)
- Improper classification of a worker, resulting in unfair pay
- Improper classification of exempt versus nonexempt employees
- Forcing employees to work through meal or breaks
- An employer using your tip pool to pay non-tipped employees
If you believe your employer has unlawfully failed to pay you overtime wages, call for a consultatoin at (404) 343-2441.