If you are a Birmingham employee who was not paid for working overtime, you may be able to file a Birmingham 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.
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Questions and Answers About The New Overtime Pay Rules
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.
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Birmingham Overtime Lawsuit Lawyers
Our Birmingham overtime lawyers file unpaid overtime lawsuits on behalf of workers who are not paid the legally required wages. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a large number of workers who are entitled to overtime pay never receive the wages owed to them under federal or state law. Many times, the company either misclassifies a worker as “exempt,” denies overtime, or falsely informs workers that overtime pay is not required for their position. When an employer denies or refuses to pay overtime wages, it may give rise to an unpaid overtime lawsuit.
Recent data shows that over 212,038 people live in the city of Birmingham. Birmingham is the most populated city in the state of Alabama.
The major economic sectors include medical, national and international trade, finance, research and government. The unemployment rate is 7.6%.
The metropolitan area has a very diverse workforce including government employees, service workers, manufacturing workers, and a wide range of other industries. The largest employers in the Birmingham area are:
- University of Alabama
- Regions Financial Corp
- St. Vincent’s Health System
- Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC
- Baptist Health System, Inc.
- Alabama Power Company
- Children’s Health System/Children’s of Alabama
- Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.
- Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Alabama
The success of Birmingham is largely based upon its dedicated and ambitious workforce. Many employees work in excess of 40 hours per week at their jobs, either voluntarily or at the request of their employer. In many circumstances, the employee is not receiving federal and state mandated overtime pay.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), “covered” employees are entitled to overtime pay at 1.5 times the regular pay rate. Other jobs and occupations are considered exempt, which means that overtime pay is not required by the employer. Some employers “misclassify” the job as an attempt to pay overtime wages, but this is an unlawful and deceptive practice and violates federal law. There are also Alabama overtime pay laws in addition to federal regulations.
Filing a Birmingham Overtime Lawsuit
An experienced unpaid overtime attorney can determine whether you are entitled to overtime pay and whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit for unpaid wages. These cases seek to force the employer, either past or present, to pay the employee the back unpaid wages for overtime hours that were not paid. Alabama unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Help From a Birmingham Overtime Lawyer
Our experienced team of Birmingham employment law attorneys will carefully evaluate your work situation and determine if you are owed back overtime pay from your employer. We will advise you of your legal rights and if you do have a case, we will handle your case and charge no legal fees until you receive your settlement. We will also pay all costs and litigation expenses in the case.
To file your Birmingham lawsuit, you should contact us now at (855) 263-3525 for a Free, No Obligation Case Review. You can also complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Box on the right side of this page and an experienced attorney will contact you shortly.
Birmingham Legal Resources
- Birmingham City Data
- Birmingham Government Website
- Birmingham District Court
- Federal Court Serving Birmingham
- Birmingham Bar Association
We Handle Birmingham Overtime Pay Lawsuits for the Following Professions
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