Wage and Hour Employment Law in Louisiana
Claims for unpaid overtime wages are common in Louisiana. According to the FLSA, overtime-eligible employees who work more than 40 hours in a workweek are legally entitled to receive 1.5 times their regular hourly rate. Unfortunately, some employers use different ways to avoid paying their workers overtime, which violates the FLSA. One way is by misclassifying a worker as an independent contractor or simply claiming that the worker is exempt from receiving overtime pay. Another route employers take to avoid paying overtime is by requiring employees to work off-the-clock. Finally, some employers may opt to pay their workers a “day rate” to avoid tracking hours and attempt to avoid paying overtime. Just because you may be classified as an independent contractor, paid a day rate or piece rate, or were told you are exempt from overtime does not mean you are not eligible for overtime. Call or contact us to discuss whether you are eligible for overtime and if you have an unpaid overtime claim.
How Our Baton Rouge Overtime Attorneys Can Help You
Bohrer Brady, LLC has years of experience representing clients in Baton Rouge and throughout Louisiana in unpaid overtime and wage and hour disputes. We have the knowledge, resources, and experience to get you the unpaid overtime wages you deserve. Wage and hour overtime claims have strict legal deadlines that must be met, so it is critical that you speak to one of our employment lawyers as soon as possible to protect your right to make a claim.
Our Baton Rouge overtime lawyers are dedicated to representing employees and we can help fight for your overtime wages. From unpaid overtime to retaliation, and any other wage and hour dispute, our employment attorneys are here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. When you contact Bohrer Brady, LLC for your free consultation, we will discuss the specifics of your case to determine if you may have a claim against your employer.
Exempt and Non-Exempt Employment Status in Baton Rouge, LA
An employee’s exempt or non-exempt status and the right to receive overtime pay are primarily based on job responsibilities and how they are paid. Factors are whether the employee is paid hourly or on a salary basis and whether they perform administrative or supervisory duties.
Examples of common exempt positions include:
- Outside salespeople
- Computer-related workers
If you are not doing this type of work and you do not get paid overtime, you may have a claim. An exempt employee cannot be singled out and determined purely based on their job title. Our overtime attorneys can review your situation and help you understand whether or not you are an exempt or non-exempt worker who is entitled to overtime pay.
Contact Our Unpaid Wages Attorneys in Baton Rouge, LA
Has your employer denied you your earned wages? Are they failing to pay you for overtime work? Contact Bohrer Brady, LLC today for a free confidential consultation to discuss your wage and hour employment claim. Our attorneys have years of experience in handling overtime claims for workers in Louisiana.