FLSA WAGE AND HOUR ACTION ATTORNEYS
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and various states’ wage
laws establish minimum wage, overtime pay and record keeping standards for
employers and their employees.
Provost Umphrey helps workers
who have been wrongfully denied overtime, underpaid or forced to work “off –
the – clock” recover unpaid wages. If you or a loved one were denied overtime
pay or were not properly paid, contact Provost Umphrey Law Firm for a free
consultation at 1-409-203-5030.
COMMON VIOLATIONS OF WAGE & HOUR LAWS
MISCLASSIFICATION OF WORKERS
Some employees are considered “exempt” from overtime pay
requirements. However, employers often wrongly misclassify employees as “exempt”
based on a mistaken belief that all salaried employees are “exempt” or
employees with the title of “manager” or “supervisor” are exempt from overtime
pay requirements regardless of their job duties. Employers also often
mistakenly misclassify employees who they control as “independent contractors”
to try to avoid paying overtime pay.
UNPAID “OFF THE CLOCK” WORK
Employers violate the law when they don’t pay employees for
all time spent working for the employers’ benefit regardless of whether the
work is done before, during or after shift.
SHARING TIP POOLS WITH NON-TIPPED EMPLOYEES
pools are where bartenders, busboys and waiters/waitresses put their tips in a
pool that is later divided among those tipped workers. Employers violate the
law when they allow non-tipped employees to share a portion of the tips causing
the tipped workers’ pay to fall below the minimum wage.
PAYMENT OF “COMP TIME” INSTEAD OF OVERTIME
employers violate the law when they give their employees “comp time” instead of
overtime pay. Only state and local government employees can legally be given “comp
time” in place of overtime pay.
If you or a loved one were denied overtime pay or were not
properly paid, contact Provost Umphrey Law Firm for a free consultation at