An honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work, right? Well, in the real world it doesn’t always happen that way and employers are now being held accountable for not paying overtime when they should have.
Workers are protected by the federal Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA), a law which requires that employees be paid at least the minimum wage and that employers pay overtime to employees who work more than 40 hours in a given workweek unless they meet certain exemptions.
In addition, many states have their own wage and hour laws that may impose additional requirements for overtime pay and employers are required to comply with both the federal and state requirements.
The national network of attorneys available through injuryhelpdesk is fully versed in employment law and is now offering free case evaluations to any employees who have been victimized by employers who failed to pay full compensation and cheated their workers out of honestly earned pay.
Contact us immediately so our specialized, experienced legal team available through injuryhelpdesk can begin aggressively pursuing your case because there may be legal time limits involved in collecting the compensation you may be due.
The amount of money involved is huge. Hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid overtime and unpaid wages that were wrongly withheld have been awarded to workers who exercise their legal rights under state and federal labor laws.
WHAT OCCUPATIONS ARE FREQUENTLY VICTIMS OF OVERTIME VIOLATIONS?
The national legal teams available through injuryhelpdesk are investigating overtime violations in jobs across the country but court files show that such violations occur more frequently in some occupations. Here is a partial list of overtime violation repeaters:
- Bar and restaurant workers
- Call center workers
- Construction workers
- Convenience store workers
- Disaster relief workers
- Delivery workers
- Employees who earn tips
- Employees who work on commission
- Exotic dancers
- Food service employees
- Gas field workers
- Health care workers
- IT workers
- Mortgage brokers
- Personal bankers
- Oil field workers
- Pizza delivery drivers
- Retail workers
- Sales representatives
- Service technicians
If you found your job on that list or if you worked in another job in which you were not paid for hours worked or not paid earned overtime the national network of experienced lawyers available through injuryhelpdesk is here to aggressively pursue your claim and collect the compensation you were denied.
In addition to not being paid overtime ask yourself if you were compensated for a lot of job requirements that you may not have even recognized as compensable time, such as:
- Attending training classes
- Attending safety classes
- Attending awards events
- Being on-call at home
- Checking emails at home
- Cleaning equipment
- Initial drive time from the company’s location to the first job of the day, or the last drive time of the day back to the company’s location
- Putting on equipment
- Taking short breaks
- Turning on computers
- Undergoing some security checks
- Waiting after your shift for a work review
- Working through meal breaks
What are the damages that the attorneys available through injuryhelpdesk’s national network can seek in an overtime pay claim or lawsuit?
Damages are the amount of money that you can recover in your legal action over overtime pay or wages. You may be eligible for unpaid wages, overtime pay, interest on the wages you weren’t paid, additional penalties against the employer and attorney fees.
In the event an employer retaliates against you for seeking the pay you were properly entitled to there are also state and federal laws allowing you to take legal action and seek damages over retaliation.
So, if you were told that your “overtime was unauthorized” or asked to work through your lunch period without being paid or told that you could only be paid regular pay even though you already worked 40 hours you should contact us at injuryhelpdesk as soon as possible for a free case evaluation.
Please act swiftly to ensure that your legal rights to seek compensation for overtime pay violations are not affected by legal time limits. Let our attorneys get off to a quick start in aggressively pursuing your rights to damages.