If you are a Providence employee who was not paid for working overtime, you may be able to file a Providence 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.
Providence Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
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City of Providence Agrees to Multi-Million Dollar Settlement with Firefighters for Years of Unpaid Overtime
The city of Providence, Rhode Island recently agreed to a $5.9 million settlement to resolve claims with hundreds of municipal firefighters over allegations that the city failed to properly compensate the crews for a tumultuous period of department restructuring and disagreements over collective bargaining agreements.
PROVIDENCE — A group of Rhode Island firefighters secured a settlement to resolve an unpaid overtime lawsuit filed against the Lonsdale Fire board over allegations they failed to pay emergency responders for their hours.
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PROVIDENCE — A former employee of American Mussel Harvesters has recently filed a lawsuit against the company over allegations of state and federal labor law violations in which employees were not paid the required minimum or overtime wages required.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A popular downtown Providence, Rhode Island deli is currently facing a second wage and overtime pay lawsuit in federal court. The Gourmet Heaven Deli is alleged to have underpaid its employees and denied them the overtime wages to which they were entitled. These actions allegedly violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) […]
Providence Overtime Lawsuit Lawyers
Our Providence 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 170,000 people live in the city of Providence and the population is still growing. Providence is the most populated city in the state of Rhode Island.
The major economic sectors include services, financial, insurance, healthcare, and education fields. The unemployment rate is about 5.4%.
The metropolitan area has a very diverse workforce and service employees, hospital workers, professional services, and a wide range of other industries. The largest employers in the downtown Providence area are:
- Roger Williams Medical Center
- Hasbro Children’s Hospital
- Brown University
- Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
The success of Providence is largely based upon its dedicated and ambitious workforce. Many employees work in excess of 40 hours per week at their job, 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 Rhode Island overtime pay laws in addition to federal regulations.
Filing a Providence 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. Rhode Island unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Help From a Providence Overtime Lawyer
Our experienced team of Providence 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 Providence 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.
Providence Legal Resources
- Providence City Data
- Providence Government Website
- Providence District Courts
- Providence Federal Court House
- Providence Bar Association
We Handle Providence 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
We Handle Providence Overtime Pay Lawsuits for the Following ZIP codes:
02860, 02901, 02902, 02903, 02904, 02905, 02906, 02907, 02908, 02909, 02910, 02911, 02912, 02914, 02918, 02940