If you are a Columbia employee who was not paid for working overtime, you may be able to file a Columbia 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 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.
Columbia Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
Related Columbia Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
CHARLESTON — A federal jury in South Carolina will likely decide the outcome of a class action unpaid overtime lawsuit brought by supervisors hired to oversee dockworkers loading and unloading cargo at the Port of Charleston over allegations that the plaintiffs’ employer failed to pay overtime wages.
RALEIGH — A group of South Carolina corrections officers may finally receive fair compensation to settle an unpaid overtime lawsuit claiming the county’s Department of Corrections failed to abide by the FLSA.
COLUMBIA — A group of former firefighters for the York, Fire Department filed an unpaid overtime lawsuit, claiming the city owes $1.4 million in back overtime pay with interest, penalties, and attorneys fees.
COLUMBIA — A former employee for Richland 1 School District in South Carolina recently filed a lawsuit alleging her employer fired her for repeatedly questioning the organization’s decisions to intentionally misclassify workers as overtime exempt.
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.
Columbia Overtime Lawsuit Lawyers
Our Columbia 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 132,000 people live in the city of Columbia and the population is still growing.Columbia is the most populated city in the state of South Carolina. The major economic sectors of Columbia include advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, aerospace, agribusiness, automotive, distribution & logistics, and life sciences. The unemployment rate is 4.1%.
Columbia has a very diverse workforce including manufacturing employees, service employees, aerospace engineers, administrators, and faculty, and a wide range of other industries. The largest employers in the Columbia area are:
- Palmetto Health
- BlueCross BlueShield of SC
- University of South Carolina
- Richland School District 1
- Richland School District 2
- City of Columbia
- Richland County
- Corrections Department
- Dorn VA Medical Ctr
The success of Columbia 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 South Carolina overtime pay laws in addition to federal regulations.
Filing a Columbia 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. South Carolina unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Help From a Columbia Overtime Lawyer
Our experienced team of Columbia 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 Columbia 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.
Columbia Legal Resources
- Columbia City Data
- Columbia Government Website
- Columbia Superior Court
- Columbia Bar Association
- The Columbia Chamber
We Handle Columbia 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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