A reasonable employer will either staff their business properly so that overtime is not necessary or happily pay their employees if overtime is necessary. However, not all employers are reasonable. Due to staff shortages, higher than expected volumes of work, or other issues, some companies will need more hours from their employees and try to use illegal methods to avoid paying required overtime.
If this has happened to you then you need an employment law attorney. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we will carefully consider your case and find the best possible way for you to proceed. Contact us now at 800-333-0000 to request your free legal consultation.
You Can Count on Us to Fight for What’s Right
When you found The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, you found an attorney who is passionate about protecting the rights of workers. If you have been the victim of overtime violations then it is time to contact us at 800-333-0000. We have partnered with a prominent employment law firm to ensure we can best represent you in an effort to successfully get your overtime paid. Together we and our partner firm have secured millions of dollars in compensation for workers.
It is Essential that You Know Your Rights
There are some exempt positions, but in most cases a worker is entitled to time and a half overtime pay for any hours they work over 40 in a week or eight in a day. If an employee works more than 12 hours in a day, they are entitled to double pay for those hours. There are a number of ways employers try to prevent paying overtime out including:
- Forcing employees to clock out and then keep working.
- Averaging work hours over two weeks instead of the single week in which they were worked.
- Claiming that the overtime a worker worked was not authorized.
- Not paying for meetings, take-home work, short breaks, or training.
- Paying workers in comped time off instead of overtime.
- Classifying an employee as exempt even when they do not fit the qualification. For example, classifying an employee as a manager when said employee does not have management duties or receive management benefits.
None of the above tactics are legal and if you have been subjected to any of them, you should contact an experienced attorney right away.
Do You Have a Case? Contact Us Now for a Free Consultation
We know that many workers are afraid to contact an attorney because they do not think they can afford to do so. The good news is that we begin with a free consultation during which you can get the facts about your case. We will go over the law, consider your situation, and let you know if you have a case. There is no risk, the consultation is entirely confidential, and we are here to help. Call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to get started.