If you are an Atlanta employee who was not paid for working overtime, you may be able to file an Atlanta unpaid overtime pay lawsuit. These lawsuits demand that the employer, either past or present, pay the employee back unpaid wages for overtime hours that were worked but not 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.
Atlanta Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
Related Atlanta Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
Atlanta rapper Clifford “T.I.” Harris and his business partners recently agreed to settle one of a pair of unpaid overtime lawsuits against the group’s Georgia restaurant and bar Scales 925 in downtown Atlanta.
A group of drywall workers working on a luxury Denver high rise recently celebrated victory after settling their class action unpaid overtime lawsuit with their former employer, finally resolving years of litigation.
A group of Georgia gas stations and check cashing businesses recently agreed to a settlement with the Department of Labor to resolve claims that the company shuffled workers between the two business entities to avoid paying overtime and skirt other federal wage and labor laws.
ATLANTA — Thomasville, Georgia-based Flowers Foods, Inc. and Flowers Baking Co. of Jamestown L.L.C. recently settled a multimillion dollar unpaid overtime lawsuit with delivery drivers across the South over allegations that the company intentionally misclassified workers.
ATLANTA — A U.S. Appeals Court recently handed down a significant ruling in a wage theft lawsuit brought under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that should set an important precedent for future actions brought by wage theft victims attempting to recover back pay.
Atlanta Overtime Lawsuit Lawyers
Our Atlanta 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 440,000 people live in the city of Atlanta and the population is still growing. Atlanta is the most populated city in the state of Georgia.
The major economic sectors include trade, transportation, utilities, professional and business services, educational and health services, leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, construction, information, and government. The unemployment rate is 10.9%.
The metropolitan area has a very diverse workforce including government employees, service employees, healthcare workers, teachers, administrators, and faculty, and a wide range of other industries. The largest employers in the Atlanta metropolitan area are:
- Delta Airlines
- Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
- Emory University / Emory Healthcare
- DeKalb County Government & Schools
- Publix Supermarkets
- Cobb County School District
- City of Atlanta Government & Schools
- United States Postal Service – Atlanta
- The Coca-Cola Co.
- The Home Depot
The success of Atlanta 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 the employer is not required to provide overtime pay. Some employers “misclassify” the job as an attempt to avoid paying overtime wages, however, this is an unlawful and deceptive practice and violates federal law. There are also Georgia overtime pay laws in addition to federal regulations.
Filing an Atlanta 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. Georgia unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Help From an Atlanta Overtime Lawyer
Our experienced team of Atlanta 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 litigations expenses in the case.
To file your Atlanta 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.
Atlanta Legal Resources
- Atlanta City Data
- Atlanta Government Website
- Atlanta (Fulton County) Superior Court
- Atlanta Bar Association
- The Metro Atlanta Chamber
We Handle Atlanta Overtime Pay Lawsuits for the Following Professions
Nurses, medical professionals, health care workers, caregivers, recruiters, nannies, restaurant workers, chefs, waiters, waitresses, bartenders, truck drivers, roadside assistance workers, call center employees, customer service representatives, telemarketers, IT specialists, investigators, inspectors, delivery drivers, managers, supervisors, salespersons, security guards, factory workers, janitors, mechanics, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, couriers, government employees, police officers, firefighters, EMT, EMS, hotel workers, cashiers, retail store employees, cable installers, bank tellers, construction workers, warehouse employees, investment bankers, forklift operators, and all other professions and occupations
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