Recover the Pay You Deserve with a Dedicated Birmingham Employment Law Attorney
The Fair Labor Standards Act states that employers must provide overtime
pay to workers who work more than 40 hours a week. Unfortunately for some,
not all employers adhere to these laws and use tactics to avoid paying
rightful overtime wages to deserving employees. These overtime violations
can be enforced, however, and wages that were withheld can be recovered
with aggressive and incisive legal action.
Beckum Kittle LLP, our dedicated team of
Birmingham employment lawyers finds these kinds of actions and tactics unacceptable. When employers
cheat their own employees out of wages they rightfully earned, legal action
is warranted. Our dedicated and experienced Birmingham employment lawyers
can help hold these employers accountable and diligently pursue the wages
our clients are owed.
Do not let this kind of injustice stand.
Contact us today to start exploring your legal options.
How Employers Avoid Paying Overtime
Employers who are committed to not paying overtime usually resort to a
number of loopholes that allow them to shortchange their employees. Many
of these tactics can go unnoticed by workers who do not realize what their
rights are under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Some of the most common employer tactics include:
- Classifying workers as "independent contractors"
- Insisting that salaried workers aren't owed overtime
- Enforcing "off the clock" hours
- Expecting frequent work from home or on-call tasks
- Refusing to recognize workers working late or through lunch
These are just a few of the many tactics that employers might use to avoid
paying overtime. If you believe that your legitimate overtime wages have
been kept from you by your employer, it may be time to speak to an attorney.
We're ready to hear your story. Contact us today to request a
free case evaluation.