Employment laws dictate how employees should be paid and compensated for the work they do. Many employees are not aware of these guidelines and are incorrectly compensated, often to their disadvantage. At Moody & Stanford, P.C., our attorneys understand the many complexities of this area of law and are prepared to take the necessary steps to ensure that you are compensated correctly.
Knowledgeable Legal Counsel On Wage And Hour Matters
There are federal guidelines dictating how employees are to be compensated. This includes whether the individual is paid hourly or on a salary basis. The law also outlines how employees are to be paid for overtime, or any hours beyond 40 a week. Our attorneys can sit down with you and evaluate your job description, the type of duties you fulfill and the responsibilities you have as an employee to determine if you have been misclassified and should be compensated differently.
We have also been highly successful in pursuing class-action lawsuits in these matters, representing a large group of employees who have long been misclassified. Generally, in addition to ensuring that you are paid correctly in the future, we are able to recover back pay for overtime you worked and were not paid for because you were mistakenly classified as a salary worker.
Individuals who are paid hourly are to be paid time and a half for any hours they work over 40 in a week. This includes time they consider to be voluntary. Any work done for the company by an hourly employee should be compensated. In situations of travel, special arrangements need to be made to correctly compensate you.