Are you owed overtime wages by your employer? Many times an employer will misclassify an employee to avoid paying overtime. Federal and state laws require that a nonexempt employee be paid 1 ½ times his or her regular wage if he or she works over 40 hours per week. If you have been misclassified and/or are not being paid for overtime, contact an employment lawyer for legal advice. You may be entitled to recover any unpaid wages that you are due for the past two to three years.
Moody & Stanford is one of the state’s top employment law firms. We represent clients whose employment rights have been violated, including situations that involve an employer who has failed to pay earned overtime. An attorney at our firm can explain the laws that pertain to employee classification and the payment of overtime wages, and pursue any back pay that you are due.
Making An Overtime Claim
Specific laws exist pertaining to the classification of employees. If you are a nonexempt employee, you deserve to be paid overtime for any work performed after 40 hours. Most people who perform manual labor are considered nonexempt employees and eligible for overtime. This can include:
- Retail workers
- Nurses and other health care professionals
- Restaurant workers
- Field workers
- Call center workers
Employers are legally required to maintain accurate records of an employee’s work time for at least one year. Our firm can review your employment classification and timekeeping records to determine if you are owed any money. If you have been denied any overtime that you are due under state and federal laws, we will take effective action to recover your lost wages.