Overtime Violations

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.

At Humble Law LLC, formerly 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.

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