Murfreesboro Employment Lawyers
Murfreesboro, more affectionately known as “The Boro”, is the rapidly growing county seat of Rutherford County, Tennessee. In fact it is the fastest growing major city in Tennessee. It is home to Middle Tennessee Statute University which is the largest undergraduate college in the state of Tennessee. It has been ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States for cities with populations over 50,000. Of course, much of the success of Murfreesboro is owed to the hard working men and women in the community. They have built a great city.
The Labor Lawyers at The Higgins Firm have proudly represented many Rutherford County employees over the years. There are a lot of great places to work in Murfreesboro but unfortunately there are also some employers that do not treat their employees in accordance with the labor laws. We have litigated cases in Murfreesboro that involve violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Family Medical Leave Act and other federal labor law violations. Many of the cases settle prior to filing a lawsuit but if not most cases are filed in the Middle District Federal Court which is located in Nashville, Tennessee.
Probably the most common cases we see in both Murfreesboro and throughout Tennessee involve employer violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) governs the payment of overtime when an employee works over forty (40) hours per week and the requirement to pay minimum wage. Some of the most frequent violations of the FLSA we see occur when employers pay a non-exempt employee a salary no matter how many hours per week they work, restaurants forces waiters to contribute to an illegal tip pool, companies pay only commissions to inside sale employees or employers that simply pay an employee a same straight hourly wage despite the number of hours worked. If you think you have been a victim of one of these practice please contact one of our Murfreesboro Overtime Pay Lawyers today.
Probably the second most common employment cases we have handled in Rutherford County would be violations of the Family Medical Leave Act. This act applies to all full time employees who work have worked for approximately one year with a company that has 50 or more employees within a 75 mile radius. The act allows the employee to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for certain medical and family situations. These situations may include a serious health condition, the birth of a child or adoption of a child. Most of the cases we have filed involve retaliation for seeking the benefits of the act. The common scenario is the employee asks for the leave and is fired for an “unrelated” reason or the employee is demoted upon their return from FMLA. The battle in these cases usually surround the issue of whether the reason given for the demotion or termination was simply “pretext”. That the real reason for termination was the request for medical leave.
A The Higgins Firm you will find experienced and knowledgeable labor law attorneys. Contact us today if you have been the victim of an illegal employment law action.