If you are an Alabama employee who was not paid for working overtime, you may be able to file an Alabama unpaid overtime pay lawsuit.
These lawsuits demand that the employer, either past or present, to pay the employee back unpaid wages for overtime hours that were worked but paid. Unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Overtime is the amount of time an employee works beyond normal working hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes a standard work week of no more than 40 hours per week for most employees.
The federal law requires payment for time worked beyond 40 hours a week at a rate of no less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay. Most workers, included many salaried workers, are eligible to receive paid overtime.
Employers who violate overtime pay laws can be sued by the employee for the unpaid time. Many of these cases are filed as class action lawsuits by a large number of employees against the same employer.
An employer cannot retaliate an employee, like firing or disciplining the worker, if the employee files a lawsuit for unpaid wages. If there is retaliation, the employer may face additional charges in a civil lawsuit for wrongful termination.
Alabama Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
Related Alabama Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
A Mediterranean themed restaurant chain recently agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor to resolve claims that the company failed to properly compensate dozens of its workers for their overtime pay.
Two former assistant-managers, one from Alabama and the other from the District of Columbia, recently filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Panera Bread in federal court over allegations that the company failed to pay them overtime wages and improperly classified them as overtime exempt under federal wage laws.
Restaurant workers for a Huntsville, Alabama restaurant filed an unpaid overtime lawsuit against their former employer, The Salty Gator Trading Company, after the defendant closed shop and withheld their final paychecks.
Check out our Final Rule illustration, and be sure to share the infographic with colleagues and employers who may be subjected to the new overtime pay laws.
These questions and answers cover the details surrounding the final rule, and address what’s included in the final rule, as well as compliance and communication strategies, budget implications and possible morale and productivity issues.
Courts For Filing Alabama Overtime Pay Lawsuits
An unpaid overtime pay lawsuit is generally filed in the federal court or state circuit county court where the employer is located.
In many cases, a large employer may have a number of offices, factories, or warehouses throughout the State of Alabama. In these situations, the lawsuit is usually filed in the county in which the employee worked at the time that overtime wages were not being paid.
Federal court cases are filed at a specific federal district court in each state.
The Federal Courts in Alabama are located in Dothan, Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, and Opelika.
Most federal courts require that all lawsuits and legal pleadings be e-filed and there are strict procedures for filing court documents. There are court fees for both filing court documents and often for viewing court documents.
Most class action lawsuits (“collective action”) are filed in the federal courts. In some circumstances, a class action case may be filed in the county circuit court.
The circuit county filing requirements often vary in each circuit court county courthouse throughout the State of Alabama.
Alabama Overtime Pay Lawsuit Compensation
The compensation sought in an Alabama overtime pay lawsuit is money for the unpaid overtime wages owed by the employer to the employee. Successful claims under the FLSA can date back several years before the filing of the lawsuit.
In many cases, the employee can received double the amount of back pay. Liquidated damages may also be allowed and many courts award the employee attorney’s fees, litigation expenses, and interest.
Commonly Asked Alabama Overtime Pay Lawsuit Questions
You probably have questions about the overtime pay lawsuits in Alabama. Our legal team will answer all of your questions and concerns, including:
- How do I file an Alabama unpaid overtime lawsuit?
- Who is the best lawyer to file my Alabama overtime case?
- Can I join the class action overtime lawsuit?
- What can I sue for in an overtime lawsuit?
- How much money can I win in an unpaid overtime lawsuit?
- How long does it take for an AL overtime lawsuit from start to finish?
How To File Your Alabama Overtime Pay Lawsuit
Our experienced team of attorneys will carefully evaluate your work situation and determine if you are owed back overtime pay from your employer. There are strict time deadlines and if you miss a deadline your case will be lost forever.
To file your Alabama overtime lawsuit, you should contact our experienced attorneys now at (855) 754-2795 for a Free, No Obligation Case Review.
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