Government Helping Overtime Victims Find Lawyers

Thanks to recent efforts by Congress, U.S. workers pursuing claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) now have additional assistance in obtaining a private lawyer. In the past, the Wage and Hour Division was unable to assist all claims due to such a high volume of workers needing help with minimum wage, overtime, and family medical leave laws. This left many workers with valid claims unassisted. The Wage and Hour Division will now direct these workers to a local referral service which will point them in the direction of a lawyer who will assist in their claims. This is a welcomed change for U.S. workers who, for so long, were held at a disadvantage against their employers.

In Tennessee, overtime cases have been on the rise over the past few years. Our office is currently handling several individual overtime and several class-action overtime cases. If you have any questions regarding an overtime claim, please feel free to contact our office.

Author Bio

Jim Higgins, founder of the Higgins Firm, is a seasoned personal injury attorney with deep roots in Nashville, Tennessee. A 4th generation Nashvillian, Jim carries on the legal legacy of his father, a judge for over 30 years. After graduating from the University of Memphis School of Law, Jim’s career began on the other side of the courtroom, defending insurance companies and learning their tactics for minimizing settlements. However, he soon realized his true calling was fighting for the rights of the injured, and for the past several years, he has exclusively represented plaintiffs in personal injury cases.

Since then, his dedication and skill have earned him membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization limited to attorneys who have secured million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients. Licensed to practice in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia, Jim focuses on personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation cases. His exceptional work has been recognized by his peers, earning him a spot on the Super Lawyers list from 2021 to 2024, a distinction awarded to only a select group of accomplished attorneys in each state.

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