FLSA Lawsuits For Fair Labor Standards Action Violations

FLSA Lawsuits For Fair Labor Standards Action Violations

WASHINGTON D.C — FLSA lawsuits are filed against employers who violate the Fair Labor Standard Act.   These lawsuits seek to hold employers accountable for failing to pay the required wages to their workers.  An FLSA lawsuit seeks payment of unpaid or underpaid wages, attorney’s fees, and litigation expenses.  Some cases may also force the payment of liquidated damages, which are money damages beyond just the receiving the back pay for unpaid wages.

Common FLSA violations include:

  • Misclassifying workers as independent contractors to avoid overtime pay, including construction workers, cable installers, janitors, utility workers, and other employees.
  • Misclassifying the job title of an employee to avoid paying overtime pay
  • Failing to pay for travel time between job assignments or work locations
  • Failing to pay for break time and lunch breaks
  • Failing to pay for pre-shift and post-shift work requirements and obligation, like booting up or shutting down a computer, putting on protective equipment, or otherwise preparing for a work day
  • Failing to pay for off-site work such as mandatory cell phone calls from clients after hours
  • Failing to properly calculate an employee’s rate of pay, especially those employees who receive commission wages or those who earn tips, like waiters, waitresses, servers, bellhops, and other service employees

Many FLSA lawsuits arise from violations of the provisions requiring payment of overtime pay to employees who work more than a 40 hour work week.  The overtime rate cannot be less than time and one-half (1.5 times) the regular rate of pay.  An overtime pay lawsuit for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act can be filed as a class action lawsuit or as an individual case for a single employee.

Filing an FLSA Lawsuit

Not all employers are required to pay overtime under the FLSA and not all employees are entitled to overtime pay.  The federal statute has specific guidelines and rules that apply to overtime pay and an experienced FLSA lawsuit attorney can review a particular work situation to determine whether there has been a violation of the Act. There are strict time deadlines for filing FLSA lawsuits so it is essential that you speak with an attorney today.

Our experienced and qualified legal team with provide you with a FREE CONSULTATION on your claim and if we accept your case, we will not charge any legal fees or costs unless we are successful in winning you a settlement.  Call us today at (855) 754-2795 to discuss your case right now!

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