Denied Overtime Pay? Our Overtime Lawyers Can Help
Overtime attorneys know how hard you work and are dedicated to making sure that you get paid for the hours you've put in. While some employers may not realize that they have to pay overtime wages to their employees or are confused by overtime rules, others willfully choose to disregard wage and hour law and deny overtime pay to their employees. If you were denied overtime pay, you may be able to recover double your unpaid overtime wages with the help of an experienced overtime attorney.
Unpaid Overtime lawyers file claims on behalf of employees who have been wrongfully deprived of fair pay for every hour they worked. You did the work, now let our overtime attorneys help you collect the unpaid overtime pay that you earned. There are time limits that apply to overtime claims, so it is important to contact an overtime lawyer promptly in order to ensure that your rights are protected.
Overtime Law and Non-Exempt Employees
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the core of federal wage and hour law, establishes overtime standards for employees. According to the FLSA, non-exempt employees should receive time-and-a-half pay for hours worked over 40 in one workweek. Unfortunately, every year thousands of employees fall victim to FLSA violations. In 2003 alone, over $200 million was recovered in back wages because of overtime violations.
Overtime law states that non-exempt employees should receive time-and-a-half pay for hours worked over 40. Exempt employees are ineligible to receive overtime pay and typically fall under one of the following exemptions: the executive exemption; the administrative exemption; the professional exemption; the outside sales exemption; or the computer employee exemption. However, misclassifying employees into one of these categories is a common overtime scam employers use to avoid paying overtime.
If you believe you have been misclassified as exempt, or want to find out if you are considered an exempt or non-exempt employee, we can help. Contact our overtime lawyers today to find out if you are owed unpaid overtime.
Job duties, not job titles, determine who is exempt and non-exempt from overtime pay. Salaried employees may be able to recover overtime pay and are not automatically exempt simply because they are paid by salary. If you have not been paid overtime and you are a non-exempt employee, an overtime attorney may be able to help you file an overtime lawsuit.
Overtime Attorneys for Unpaid Overtime Claims
If you have been denied overtime pay, it is possible that your employer acted in violation of federal and/or state overtime law. Nearly 85% of the working population is entitled to overtime, and those who were wrongfully denied overtime pay may be able to file claims against their employers and recover up to three years of unpaid overtime wages. To find out if you are entitled to financial compensation for your unpaid overtime, fill out the free case evaluation form on the right. At no cost to you, our unpaid overtime lawyers will review your claim to determine if you can file an overtime lawsuit.