WASHINGTON D.C — Usually, time spent driving is not considered work time, however there may be some exceptions. Companies may violate the FLSA by not paying its employees for all hours worked in a workweek. This may occur if you are assigned a work duty on the way to or from work like dropping of mail, making deposits, and even driving time in your own vehicle during work hours.
Under certain circumstances, you may be entitled to being paid for driving time. Additionally, some states may have their own overtime pay laws that may be slightly different from the FLSA with respect to overtime pay for driving time. An experienced overtime pay attorney can determine whether you are entitled to overtime wages based upon your job description, job duties, rate of pay, and number of hours worked. There are strict time deadlines for filing lawsuits so it is essential that you contact an attorney immediately.
Wage and Hour lawsuits can be filed as individual lawsuits or collective actions, also known as “class action lawsuits.” The FLSA provides employees the right to a file private action against an employer for unpaid minimum wages and overtime pay. These lawsuits are brought by one employee against the employer and other similarly situated employees have no involvement in the case.
If multiple employees at the same business have unpaid overtime claims, they may be able to file a collective Wage and Hour action to recover their unpaid wages. These class action lawsuits are filed by the entire group and provide each employee with more strength in numbers to fight against a large business and their high paid legal team. An employee can also join an existing class action lawsuit if it has already been filed for unpaid overtime pay.
Our experienced overtime pay lawsuit attorneys will provide you with a FREE CONSULTATION to determine if you have a valid unpaid overtime claim and will advise you if it is in your best interest to file an individual Wage and Hour lawsuit or participate in a class action case. If you are owed unpaid wages, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are never any legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement. Call today at (855) 754-2795 or simply fill out the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Form on the top right of this page and “Click to Send.” An attorney will be in contact with you shortly.