Almost all hourly employees and many salaried employees are entitled to overtime pay. Some employers intentionally choose not to pay overtime wages. Other employers fail to pay overtime because they do not understand the law. Regardless, if you worked more than forty hours in a work week, you may be entitled to recover your unpaid overtime plus penalties, interest, and attorneys’ fees. Too many employees make the mistake of “just letting it go” when they do not have to. Our Dallas attorneys aggressively assist those who have not been fully compensated by their employers. Call today to speak with one of our lawyers.
Aggressive lawyers for Dallas employees who are owed unpaid overtime
The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that most employees in the United States be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked. Overtime pay, equal to time and one-half the regular rate of pay, must also be paid for all work week hours totaling over forty. Typical examples of unpaid overtime cases we handle include:
- Failure to pay minimum wage
- Unpaid salary
- Underpaid overtime
- Unpaid Wages
- Unpaid overtime
- Failure to pay overtime wages
- Exemptions from overtime wages
- Mischaracterizing employees as exempt
- Salaried workers entitled to overtime pay
- Misclassified managerial employees (supervisors, assistant managers or managers)
- Misclassified professional employees
These cases typically arise from conduct such as misclassifying salaried employees, paying comp time rather than overtime, requiring employees to work off the clock, not counting hours devoted to “rework” (the time spent correcting mistakes), not paying employees for time spent waiting for work, and not paying for “volunteer” overtime.
If you have been subjected to any of the treatment mentioned above then you only have a limited amount of time to file suit. In other words, the longer you wait to speak with an attorney then the less you may be able to recover. An employee can often recover up to two years of unpaid overtime if they file promptly and, in some cases, they may be able to collect up to three years of unpaid overtime. The need to file quickly makes it crucial that you contact a lawyer sooner rather than later.
Our Dallas lawyers aggressively protect employees who have not been paid their overtime. It is too common that companies bully, intimidate, and harass workers into not receiving what they are due. In recent years, however, an increasing number of successful suits have been brought against large multinational corporations. Our attorneys have a long history of assisting employees in the collection of unpaid overtime and will aggressively protect your interests. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. In addition to Dallas, we service Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton, Fort Worth, Garland, Irving, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, and Center, Texas.
Dallas lawyers focusing on unpaid overtime so you can focus on your future
The lawyers at the Johnson Firm focus on unpaid overtime so you can focus on the important business of living your life. We understand that cases like this represent more than overtime wages; they represent the ability of a Texas resident to provide and care for their families, to pay bills, to save for retirement, as well as all of the other uses which overtime wages could be applied to. We will stay in regular communication with you throughout the process and will promptly respond to all emails and phone calls. Call our Dallas attorneys today.