Salary/Overtime Dispute Attorneys
You Deserve to Be Properly Compensated
The Fair Labor Standards Act was set in place by our government to establish guidelines for employers which guarantee salary and overtime rights for employees. This act requires employers pay covered nonexempt employees time and a half for all time exceeding 40 hours worked during a seven-day period. Unfortunately, these guidelines do not always prevent employees from being underpaid by their employers.
The purpose of overtime and salary laws is to protect individual workers from being undervalued and underpaid in the workplace. Our attorneys are experienced in analyzing claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and know the tactics some companies use to avoid paying overtime.
If you believe you are not receiving fair compensation for the overtime hours you have worked, contact Potts Law Firm for your free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.
Common Recoverable Damages
Violations of the FLSA require your employer to pay the following damages:
- Unpaid overtime wages
- Liquidated damages in an amount equal to the unpaid overtime hours
- Attorney’s fees
If you believe you are not receiving fair compensation for the overtime hours you have worked, contact the lawyers at Potts Law Firm for a free consultation. Send us a message or call (888) 420-1299 to get started on your case.
Q:What damages can I recover in an employment law case?
The exact damages you can recover in an employment law case depend on several factors, including the type of case you have and the losses you have sustained due to the violation of your rights. That being said, many people can seek compensation for lost wages, lost benefits, emotional distress, reputational damage, attorney fees, and other related damages. You may be entitled to punitive damages, which are meant to punish the defendant (i.e., the employer) for egregious negligence or willful/wanton misconduct. In some cases, employees who were wrongfully terminated can seek reinstatement.
The employment lawyers at Potts Law Firm can help you determine the types of damages you may be entitled to receive, as well as the potential overall value of your claim. Contact us today to request a free initial consultation.
Q:How much is overtime pay?
Overtime must be paid at a rate of one-and-a-half times an employee’s regular rate of pay. Employers must pay overtime to all non-exempt employees for excess hours worked, based on both federal and state laws.
Q:What is considered employment discrimination?
Under the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is unlawful to discriminate against an employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. These are considered “protected classes” nationwide. Additionally, many states have adopted anti-discrimination statutes that prohibit workplace discrimination based on other protected classes, such as sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, age, genetic information, etc.
Workplace discrimination occurs when an individual is treated unjustly based on one of these protected classes. This can include discriminatory hiring, firing, terminating, transferring, promotion, compensation, and accommodation practices, among others.
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