Wage and Hour Claim
Not Being Paid for ALL Time at Work?
You work hard to earn a living. Not all employers understand that and will take advantage of employees by forcing them to work long hours, and overtime, without getting paid wages. From not allowing regular breaks to asking employees to "work just a few extra hours", it just isn't fair and our wage and hour lawyers seek to hold these employers liable for
all time you work.
The Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to abide by specific laws in compensating employees. This includes both hourly and salary employees. Some companies have tried to be creative to avoid paying employees for overtime. We find this is happening on a national scale, even with Fortune 500 companies that should know better. If you are not being paid for each hour you work at a job, contact a lawyer immediately to determine if you are entitled to backpay for your time.
Federal and state law requires your employer to pay overtime for all time worked over 40 hours in a workweek. Compensation for overtime must be one and a half times your regular hourly pay rate. Work actually performed by an employee must be compensated. Some companies will force you to perform duties "off the clock." If these duties are benefiting the company, than you deserve to be paid regardless of what the company says.
Missouri Wage & Hour Employment Lawyer
Wage and hour claims for backpay must satisfy a series of tests before you actually have a valid claim. A
Missouri wage & hour employment attorney from our office will sit down with you to determine if your employer owes you money for time worked. If you believe that your employer has made wage and hour violations that have caused you wage loss, contact our office immediately for a free consultation. Do not be concerned that your job will be in jeopardy if you file a wage claim. There are anti-relaliation laws that will protect you in these types of situations.
To start a wage and hour complaint, contact a lawyer at our office. We will be able to quickly verify whether you are entitled to backpay, with interest. These types of claims are complex and involve both state and federal employment laws. Our employment lawyers will file a wage violation claim and obtain a settlement for your pay loss. This process can be fairly quick. Your claim can be filed and if it is valid, your attorney will likely be able to resolve the case before it reaches a trial.