Wage and Hour Claims
If you are not paid overtime wages for time you work over 40 hours, you may have a claim against your employer. This is true whether you are classified as a W-2 employee or your employer classifies you as an independent contractor and gives you a 1099 at the end of each year. Most workers in the United States are entitled to overtime compensation. A federal law called the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), requires employers to pay at least 1.5 times an employee’s base hourly wage for hours worked beyond 40 per week. Most employees are entitled to the protection of the FLSA. The act also prevents employers from taking certain deductions from your paycheck and requires employers to pay for time actually worked on the job.
If you think that your employer might owe you for uncompensated overtime or for time you are working but not receiving compensation or for any other issue related to unpaid wages or compensation, please give us a call at Estes Davis Law for a free consultation.
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