Wage and Hour Attorneys | Baton Rouge LA
You work hard for your money, and you deserve to be paid fairly for your services. But some employers try to cut corners by not paying all the wages of their employees earn by not paying overtime or not paying for all hours worked and when that happens, you cannot afford to wait.
If you believe you have been deprived of the wages you have earned, we can help you recover what you are owed. Our wage and hour lawyers understand employment law, and we know what to do when an employer violates the rights of its workers.
Wage and hour claims we take on:
- Unpaid Overtime (FLSA) Claims
- Misclassification (employee & independent contractor)
- Off-the-Clock Claims
- Pay for Training
Know Your Rights
Some employers’ payroll practices are not just unethical, they may also be illegal. If you do not know your rights, you may never know that what they’re doing is wrong. If you feel that your employer has not paid you fairly—either by denying overtime payments or by erroneously classifying your employment status or by not paying you for all hours worked—it is time to contact a wage and hour attorney.
A wage claim attorney can help you uncover those hidden issues. Whether you are due past wages for work already completed or worry that you are not being compensated fairly for work you are currently performing, an unpaid wages attorney can help you get the money you deserve.
If you are covered by applicable employment law, your employer has certain responsibilities. 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
- Work that, even if not explicitly requested by the employer, is permitted by that employer
- Overtime pay for work that exceeds 40 hours in a given work week. Employees who are eligible for overtime pay must be compensated at a rate of one and a half times their normal hourly rate
- Paying a salary or day rate or piece rate cannot avoid overtime if you are eligible
- Classifying a worker as an Independent Contractor may not always be legally correct
Employees are entitled to be paid correctly for all hours worked, and you should speak up if you feel you’re not being paid the wages you have earned.