A decent employer will either adequately staff their firm so that overtime is not required, or will gladly compensate their employees if overtime is required. Not all employers, however, are reasonable. Some firms will need additional hours from their employees due to personnel shortages, higher-than-expected volumes of work, or other difficulties, and will try to avoid paying needed overtime by unlawful means.
If this has happened to you, you will require the services of an employment law attorney. We will thoroughly evaluate your case at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker and determine the best course of action for you. To schedule a free legal consultation, call 800-333-0000 right now.
You can rely on us to stand up for what is right
When you came across The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, you discovered an attorney who is dedicated to preserving workers’ rights. It’s time to call us at 800-333-0000 if you’ve been the victim of overtime violations. We’ve collaborated with a well-known employment law company to guarantee that we can effectively defend you in your quest for overtime pay. Workers have received millions of dollars in compensation thanks to our collaboration with a partner business.
It is critical that you are aware of your legal rights
Although certain jobs are excluded, most workers are entitled to time and a half overtime compensation for any hours worked above 40 in a week or eight in a day. If an employee works more than 12 hours in a day, he or she is entitled to double compensation. Employers try to avoid paying overtime in a variety of methods, including:
- Forcing employees to clock out and then return to work
- Spreading work out over several weeks
- Claiming that a worker’s overtime was not approved
- Meetings, take-home work, short breaks, and training are not reimbursed
- Instead of overtime pay, employees are compensated with paid time off
Even if an employee does not meet the requirements, they might be classified as exempt. For example, categorizing an employee as a manager despite the fact that the person has no management responsibilities or rewards.
None of the above techniques are lawful, and if you have been victim to one, you should seek legal advice immediately.
Do you think you have a case? For a free consultation, contact us now
We understand that many employees are hesitant to call an attorney because they believe they cannot afford to do so. The good news is that we start with a no-cost consultation so you can learn more about your case. We’ll review the law, assess your position, and determine whether you have a case. There is no danger, the consultation is completely private, and we are here to assist you. To get started, call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000.