If you are a Tennessee employee who was not paid for working overtime, you may be able to file a Tennessee 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.
Tennessee Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
Related Tennessee Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee car dealership recently agreed to settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor in an unpaid overtime lawsuit to resolve claims that the company violated various provisions of federal labor and wage laws, including failure to pay minimum wage.
A federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee recently ordered a Memphis-based construction company to pay back wages to dozens of current and former workers who were underpaid by the defendant.
A Tennessee pavement company recently agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor to resolve claims that the company failed to pay dozens of workers overtime pay, a violation of federal labor and wage laws. As part of the resolution, Estill Springs-based Tinsley Asphalt LLC will pay a combined $77,467 in back wages to 43 employees for violating overtime and record keeping laws.
Tennessee Meat Packing Company Settles Unpaid Overtime Investigation and Pays Back Hundreds of Workers
A Tennessee meat packing company recently agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor to resolve claims the company failed to pay proper wages to hundreds of current and former workers, including failure to pay overtime.
A Nashville, Tennessee-restaurant recently agreed to a settlement with the Department of Labor to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars to dozens of workers and resolve claims that the company engaged in rampant wage theft against employees.
Courts For Filing Tennessee 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, hospitals, or warehouses throughout the State of Tennessee. 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 district court in each state, there are federal court divisional offices in the following Tennessee cities:
Most federal courts required 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 Tennessee.
Tennessee Overtime Pay Lawsuit Compensation
The compensation sought in a Tennessee 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 Tennessee Overtime Pay Lawsuit Questions
You probably have questions about overtime pay lawsuits in Tennessee. Our legal team will answer all of your questions and concerns, including:
- How do I file an Tennessee unpaid overtime lawsuit?
- How far back can I claim wages under the FLSA in a wage and hour lawsuit?
- Who is the best employment lawyer to file my overtime pay case?
- What are the legal fees for an overtime attorney?
- Can I join the class action overtime lawsuit against my company?
- What damages can I sue for in an FLSA case?
- How long does it take for an overtime lawsuit from start to finish?
How To File Your Tennessee 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 Tennessee overtime lawsuit, you should contact our experienced attorneys now at (855) 754-2795 for a Free, No Obligation Case Review. You can also complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review box on this page and an attorney will contact you shortly to explain your legal rights to you.
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