Unpaid Overtime Lawyers Fighting for Workers Rights, Wages and Salaries
The dedicated law firm of Alonso Krangle, LLP, is currently investigating potential unpaid overtime lawsuits on behalf of workers who have been denied overtime pay or other rightfully earned wages.
Every pay period employers violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which requires them to pay overtime to certain classifications of employees who work more than 40 hours per week. Overtime is one and a half times your regular rate of pay.
Filing unpaid overtime claims is the best way to recover these wages your employer refuses to pay. Unpaid overtime claims can result in the collection of years of unpaid wages for you and your co-workers.
Reports show that thousands of employees in the U.S. receive awards for millions of dollars of back wages for overtime and minimum wage violations annually.
Our Lawyers Understand the Ways in Which Employers Violate Overtime Laws
Because overtime is “time and a half,” it can get expensive for employers. That does not, however, negate their legal obligation to pay it. Employers try to find a variety of ways to avoid paying overtime, often violating federal and local wage and hour laws.
Some of the illegal overtime “scams” currently being investigated by the unpaid overtime lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP include:
- Forcing employees to work “off the clock.”
- Averaging hours over two workweeks.
- Refusing to pay overtime because the employee did not obtain permission to work more hours.
- Failing to pay workers for breaks lasting between 5 and 20 minutes; meetings; training sessions; take-home work; and some on-call time.
- Misclassifying employees as “exempt.”
- Paying “comp” time instead of overtime.
The lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP, represent employees throughout the U.S. who have been denied overtime pay or been the victims of other FLSA violations. Our New York unpaid overtime lawyers understand how hard you work and are committed to ensuring you receive all of the overtime pay the law requires. Filing an unpaid overtime lawsuit could enable you to obtain double your back wages, as well as other damages.
The lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP are currently offering free lawsuit consultations to workers who believe their employer committed violations of the FLSA.
If you think your employer owes you overtime pay or other wages, please contact our unpaid overtime lawyers at 800-403-6191 today.
Lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP, Can Navigate Complex Overtime Exemptions
Employees covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must receive time-and-a-half pay for hours worked over 40 during one workweek.
Your employer can only deny you overtime pay if you are a salaried employee making more than a certain amount per week, AND your job meets one of the five exemption categories.
- The exemption categories include:
- executive exemption
- administrative exemption
- learned professional exemption
- computer employee exemption
- outside sales exemption.
It is estimated that under the FLSA, 85% of all workers are entitled to overtime pay.
Misclassification Leads to FLSA Overtime Violations
Many FLSA overtime violations occur because employers wrongly classify workers as exempt employees. A two-pronged test consisting of a salary basis test and a duties test is used to determine if an employee meets the exemption requirements. Both requirements must be met before an employee is considered to be exempt from overtime pay:
- A salary test is usually met if the employee is paid a fixed amount of money weekly, bi-weekly and/or monthly, and there is no deduction from this fixed rate based on the quantity or quality of the work.
- A duties test is different for executive, administrative, and professional employees. The duties test is met by the actual work being done as opposed to job titles or written job descriptions.
Under the FLSA, however, the following categories or classes of workers are automatically eligible for overtime pay, regardless of how much they earn:
- “Blue collar” workers or other manual laborers who perform work involving repetitive operations with their hands, physical skill, and energy.
- Police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and other “first responders.”
- Licensed practical nurses.
Learn More About Filing An Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit by Calling Alonso Krangle, LLP
If you believe your employer denies you overtime pay in violation of the FLSA, you may be eligible to file an unpaid overtime lawsuit.
To learn more about the legal options available to you, please contact the unpaid overtime lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP by filling out our online form or calling us at 800-403-6191.