There are laws in place that require employers to pay all hourly and some salaried employees according to overtime hour standards. Sadly, there are many cases in which unscrupulous employers may require their employees to work "off the clock," or they will fail to pay overtime premiums for the overtime hours that are worked. It is important to know that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mandates overtime pay for employees who work more than 40 hours in one week. If you believe that you are not being paid for overtime hours that you have worked, then it is important you pursue legal representation immediately.
Employers understand these laws, and in many cases, they will find loopholes to avoid paying overtime hours. One example of such unethical conduct is to promote an individual to a salaried position and give them the title of assistant manager, thereby claiming that they are exempt from overtime pay. While there are various legal loopholes of this kind, there are still numerous situations in which employers will unlawfully withhold overtime pay or require employees to work off the clock. Any such violation may make them liable to pay compensation!
Did your employer violate the Fair Labor Standards Act?
If you believe that your rights are being violated in this way, then you may greatly benefit from the representation of our firm. At Wrady & Michel, we understand the severity of the situation that you face; we have helped numerous victims through this process in the past, and you can be sure that we will put this experience to work for you if you choose to work with us. We can help you determine whether your employer violated any part of the FLSA, which establishes overtime pay and other aspects of wages and hours for private sector and government workers.
We also offer a phone case evaluation so that you may obtain some legal advice and information regarding your situation before making any commitment to our firm.
Contact our office today to discuss your situation with a Birmingham employment law attorney and to begin the process of retaining the skillful legal assistance that you are looking for!