Employees We Represent in Overtime Pay Violations
Although almost any worker can be a victim of Wage Theft there are a few professions that seem to be victimized more than others. The reasons for these repeat violations are uncertain but the schemes related to each type of job are usually the same. Unfortunately, many workers do not even know that they have been shorted wages that they have legally earned. Below we have set forth some types of workers that we commonly represent. We invite you to click on any of the professions that may apply to you, your spouse, relative or friend. If you believe that you or someone you know has been a victim of a wage and hour violation, please contact our office to discuss your legal options. There is no charge for Wage and Hour consultations and theThink you may be a victim of "wage theft" from your employer? Call us today to learn your rights.WORKERS WE COMMONLY REPRESENT:
KNOW YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
The citizens of this country and our representatives believe that our worker's basic rights should be protected. With this goal in mind our government passed the Fair Labor Standards Act. An act that provides that working men and women should receive a fair day's pay for a fair day's work, an amount of pay that would insure that the America's work force is able to support themselves and their family. At The Higgins Firm we do our best to ensure that these laws are being followed and that our clients are receiving the wages they have earned. We realize that the first step in protecting these rights is to let an employee know where they stand. Many times employees just need to know if they are being denied overtime. Once they have an opinion on these issue they can then decide what to do with this information. We are here to help guide you through your legal options. As such, if you believe that you may be the victim of a Overtime Pay violation please feel free to call our office to discuss your concerns.THE LAW PROTECTS YOUR JOB FOR SEEKING THE PAY YOU ARE DUE
Many of our clients contact us after they have lost their job. They were often to afraid to call while they were still employed. The fear of retaliation from an employer is common. However, it is important to know that the Fair Labor Standards Act offers protection to people who complain about wage violations even if they are wrong. Specifically, FLSA prohibits any employer from discriminating or otherwise retaliating against any worker who:
- Institutes a proceeding or files a complaint pursuant to the FLSA
- Testifies to or is expected to testify in any FLSA proceeding
- Serves or is about to serve on an industry committee
If it is proven that you are a victim of FLSA retaliation you could be reinstated to your job, receive back pay or lost wages, and liquidated damages. Some courts even allow compensatory damages for mental anguish and emotional distress in retaliations cases.
If you want to learn more about an Overtime Pay Violations, please contact one of our Tennessee Labor Lawyers today.