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The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay employees time and one-half if they work more than 40 hours during a seven-day time period.  However, the FLSA is a complex law with many exemptions for paying overtime. Overtime dispute attorneys like those at The Potts Law Firm understand the requirements and exceptions in the law, and they help clients who have not been paid fairly when they need to pursue unpaid wages and other overtime disputes.


Overtime pay is further complicated by the fact that several states have additional requirements, some of which favor employees even more than the federal regulations. States also define exemptions differently, setting aside certain injuries or employment classifications and clarifying federal-level ambiguities in others. Overtime attorneys work to learn these differences inside and out so that they can advocate for your best possible outcome in every dispute. Their knowledge of the full range of overtime provisions means that they are always prepared to discuss the particulars of a new case.


The whole purpose of overtime laws is to protect individual workers, and the attorneys at The Potts Law Firm understand that. They also recognize that this protection takes on a variety of forms, including:

  • Lack of agreement or proper documentation of hours worked.
  • Recognition of hours worked, with a lack of overtime paid.
  • Overtime calculation disputes.
  • Inconsistencies in the documentation of hours worked and/or approved.

There are many, many factors that go into the resolution of individual overtime disputes, and if you are owed money for work you have already done, then collecting that payment is essential. When you feel that you have not been paid what you are owed, or if your employer has actively avoided paying overtime even when the hours are acknowledged, then having a qualified overtime dispute attorney at The Potts Law Firm review your case is the next step.

Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different types of lawsuits that are handled by personal injury lawyers?

There are many different kinds of injuries that are handled by personal injury lawyers and some lawyers specialize in certain types of cases. The most common kinds of personal injury claims include the following:

  • Traffic accidents involving cars and trucks (which can also include motorcycle accidents and bus collisions)
  • Work-related accidents (including those that involve workers’ compensation or workman’s compensation claims)
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Injuries suffered as a result of an assault
  • Accidents occurring in someone’s home
  • Product liability (defective product manufacture or design defects)
  • Medical malpractice claims (negligence by doctors, medical staff, dental accidents which can also include injuries to the brain, head, and spine, and to children during child birth)
  • Toxic torts or industrial disease claims, such as injuries resulting from asbestos, mesothelioma, lead poisoning, chest related diseases (which includes emphysema, pneumoconiosis, silicosis, chronic bronchitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic obstructive airways disease)
  • Job-related stress disorders (such as deafness, occupational stress, contact dermatitis, and repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome)
What does “contingency agreement” mean?

This means that the law firm will work on your case and usually advance the expenses of litigation, but will not charge you unless and until they recover money damages for you.

Does the law firm or lawyers always pay the up-front expenses of the case?

Yes, most of the time as you’ve just read. There are a few exceptions when a law firm might not pay up-front expenses of a personal injury lawsuit. The first instance is when the case is not very strong but the client still wishes to go ahead with the lawsuit. An attorney may not wish to undertake all the high financial risk of a tenuous case by paying all the up-front expenses and relying only on a contingency fee. Another instance occurs where a reasonable settlement offer is made to the client but the client refuses to accept the offer against the advice of the law firm. If the client wishes to continue to pursue the case in the hope of receiving more money, the client will need to pay for future expenses and may be required to reimburse the law firm for prior expenses.

Will I owe the law firm money if we don’t win my case?

No, you will not owe the firm/attorney anything if we don’t win your case, this is a gamble that the firm takes and must consider when taking a new case.

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