If you are a Michigan employee who was not paid for working overtime, you may be able to file a Michigan 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.
Michigan Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
Related Michigan Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
Michigan Federal Judge Conditionally Certifies Class Action Overtime Pay Lawsuit Against Taco Bell Franchise Owner
DETROIT — A group of Detroit area fast food workers recently scored a significant victory after a Michigan federal judge agreed to conditionally certify class action status to plaintiffs in an unpaid overtime lawsuit against Sundance Incorporated, which owns approximately 150 Taco Bell franchises across the country.
LOS ANGELES — A group of former Taco Bell employees recently filed a class action unpaid overtime lawsuit against Sundance Inc., a major franchiser that owns over 150 restaurants in the state of Michigan.
ORLANDO — The class action unpaid overtime lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) just got bigger after several more plaintiffs joined the claim, alleging that the defendant failed to pay overtime wages.
Davenport University Coach Drivers File Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit Against School to Recover Back Wages
DETROIT — Three Davenport University employees recently filed an unpaid overtime lawsuit against the school, alleging the defendant intentionally violated state and federal labor laws by denying overtime wages and other employment benefits.
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.
Courts For Filing Michigan 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 Michigan. 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 Michigan are located in Ann Arbor, Bay City, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Port Huron and Sault Sainte Marie.
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 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 Michigan.
Michigan Overtime Pay Lawsuit Compensation
The compensation sought in a Michigan overtime pay lawsuit is money for the unpaid overtime wages owed by the employer to the employee.
Successful claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can date back several years before the filing of the lawsuit and 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 Michigan Overtime Pay Lawsuit Questions
You probably have questions about the overtime pay lawsuits in Michigan. Our legal team will answer all of your questions and concerns, including:
- How do I file a Michigan unpaid overtime lawsuit?
- Who is the best lawyer to file my Michigan 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 a MI overtime lawsuit from start to finish?
How To File Your Michigan 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 Michigan overtime lawsuit, you should contact our experienced attorneys now at (855) 754-2795 for a Free, No Obligation Case Review.
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Our lawyers file unpaid overtime pay lawsuits throughout the entire State of Michigan, including but not limited to Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Flint, Livonia, Dearborn, Troy, Kalamazoo, Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Kent County, Genesee County, Washtenaw County, Ingham County, Ottawa County, Kalamazoo County, and Saginaw County.