If you are a New Orleans employee who was not paid for working overtime, you may be able to file a New Orleans 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.
New Orleans Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
Related New Orleans Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — An investigation by the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division determined that a Louisiana based bakery violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when it failed to pay its workers one and a half times their average hourly rate of pay.
NEW ORLEANS, LA — A former death investigator for the Orleans Parish, Louisiana coroner’s office recently filed an unpaid overtime lawsuit against the department over allegations that the defendant wrongfully denied her overtime pay despite her frequently working more than 40 hours a week.
NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently took up a case on whether or not a nearly two-decade-old precedent set by another Appeals Court concerning scheduling practices for employees working a “fluctuating workweek” remained valid to a recent unpaid overtime lawsuit.
NEW ORLEANS — A group of current and former deputies for the Orleans Parish, Louisiana sheriff’s department recently settled their unpaid overtime lawsuit, resolving allegations that the defendant routinely stiffed deputies on overtime pay and other wages.
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.
New Orleans Overtime Lawsuit Lawyers
Our New Orleans 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 almost 370,000 people live in New Orleans and the population is still growing. It is the most heavily populated city in the state of Louisiana.
The major economic sectors oil and gas related activities, tourism, ship and boat building, aerospace manufacturing, and government. The unemployment rate is 9%.
The metropolitan area has a very diverse workforce including service employees, laborers, engineers, professional services, and a wide range of other industries. The largest employers in the New Orleans and St. Paul area are:
- Louisiana State University Health
- Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
- Tulane University
- US Post Office
- University of New Orleans
- North Oaks Health System
- Harrah’s New Orleans Casino
- New Orleans Police Superintendent
- St. Tammany Parish Sheriff
- NASA Michoud
The success of New Orleans 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 Louisiana overtime pay laws in addition to federal regulations.
Filing a New Orleans 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. Louisiana unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Help From a New Orleans Overtime Lawyer
Our experienced team of New Orleans 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 New Orleans 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.
New Orleans Legal Resources
- New Orleans City Data
- New Orleans Government Website
- New Orleans District Court
- New Orleans Federal Court
- New Orleans Bar Association
We Handle New Orleans Overtime Pay Lawsuits for the Following Professions
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