Employment Law Attorneys | Baton Rouge LA
If you have questions about your employment rights, the employment law attorneys in Baton Rouge at Bohrer Brady are here for you. Our nationwide employment law practice is devoted to protecting the rights of those who have worked and not been paid what they are owed.
Cases we handle include, but are not limited to:
Employers can save significant amounts of money by classifying employees as “exempt” and thereby not having to pay them overtime. Unfortunately, many employers misclassify employees for that reason — taking advantage of their employees’ hard work without having to pay overtime wages.
Requiring employees to work off the clock is a win-win for businesses — employees further the company’s interests without costing it a dime. Requiring off-the-clock labor without pay, however, is illegal under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Employers often require orientation, training for specific tasks, training related to work procedures for issues like sexual harassment, and then they attempt to not pay the employees for the time spent in training. If this has happened to you, it is important to consult with an experienced employment law attorneys in Baton Rouge.
Have you been fired, demoted, harassed or otherwise unjustly treated at work for reporting unlawful activity? The law is on your side. Employers cannot retaliate when employees blow the whistle on unlawful activity. If you suspect you have been retaliated against at work, it is important to consult with our experienced employment law attorneys in Baton Rouge.
Have you been paid for the overtime you have worked or all the wages you have earned? Many employers require employees to work off the clock or misclassify workers as salaried to avoid paying overtime. If you have questions about your rights to overtime pay or unpaid wages, talk to the unpaid overtime lawyers at Bohrer Brady LLC.
At Bohrer Brady in Baton Rouge, we are determined advocates for whistleblowers — people who have reported their employers for partaking in unfair and illegal activities. Our clients are courageous people who have witnessed fraud, discrimination, harassment, failure to pay wages, and other unfair and unlawful employment practices and took a stand by reporting those activities to the authorities. Many of our clients have suffered retaliation in the workplace for telling the truth about their employers.
Construction Site Accidents
Construction sites can be dangerous – if everyone on the site isn’t taking adequate safety precautions, accidents are likely to happen and injuries are likely to result.
Have you been paid overtime? Many companies in the oilfield industry often improperly pay their employees salaries, day rate or per diem to avoid overtime pay. Some companies treat employees as independent contractors, even though they are legally employees.
If you are a home health worker and are not directly paid by patients or their families, you are entitled to receive unpaid overtime as far back as January 1, 2015, when a new regulation became effective.
If you have worked as an extradition agent or prisoner transportation guard or officer and were paid a day-rate or salary but no overtime for hours worked over forty in a workweek, you may be entitled to overtime wages.
If you and your employer have not agreed to a fixed schedule for sleep periods at the same time every day, you may be entitled to compensation for any sleep periods that have been deducted from your pay.