Unpaid Wage Claims
If you feel your employer has not paid you fairly for hours worked, it is time to contact an unpaid wages lawyer in Baton Rouge and take legal action.
If you are covered by applicable employment law, your employer has certain responsibilities to meet to be in compliance with state laws. Most importantly, the company you work for must compensate all covered employees for actual time the employee spent performing work for the benefit of the company, and any work that is permitted by that employer, even if not explicitly requested by the employer.
Employees are entitled to be paid the correct wage for all hours worked, and you should speak up if you feel you’re not being paid the wages you have earned.
Unpaid Overtime Claims
Have you been paid for the overtime you have worked or all of the wages you have earned? Many employers require employees to work off the clock or misclassify workers as salaried or Independent Contractors to avoid paying overtime wages. You have rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is a federal law that protects workers.
Under the FLSA, certain workers receive time and a half for hours worked over 40 per week, even if the employer claims the work is unauthorized. It also requires workers be paid for all time spent on the job, including participation in safety meetings, putting on or taking off uniforms, putting away tools, and other work-related activities.
Being paid a salary does not automatically mean you are not eligible for overtime. Some salaried workers are misclassified and should be paid by the hour. If you participated in work-related activities and were not paid, or if you were salaried and were not paid for overtime, you may have legal rights to recover unpaid wages.
If you feel your employer has denied you overtime wage payments for hours worked, a Bohrer Brady unpaid overtime attorney can help.
Unpaid Overtime FAQs