If you are a San Antonio employee who was not paid for working overtime, you may be able to file a San Antonio 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.
San Antonio Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
Related San Antonio Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
SAN ANTONIO — The U.S. Department of Labor filed a notice of appeal to challenge a Texas federal District Court judge’s injunction against sweeping new overtime pay laws which were set to take effect in early December.
SAN ANTONIO — A group of almost 100 current and former personal trainers for Gold’s Gym recently scored a huge victory after settling their unpaid overtime lawsuit with the defendant.
Federal Judge Hands Down Preliminary Injunction Against Obama Administration’s New Overtime Pay Laws
SAN ANTONIO — A federal judge with the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas recently handed down a stunning decision, ruling the Department of Labor overstepped its authority to raise the overtime pay threshold to $47,500.
SAN ANTONIO — Eight workers recently filed an unpaid overtime lawsuit against a popular bakery in Rio Grande, Texas accusing the defendant of failing to pay them for their overtime hours.
SAN ANTONIO — The United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently filed an unpaid overtime lawsuit in Federal Court in Lubbock, Texas on behalf of workers who may be owed substantial overtime wages and other back pay.
San Antonio Overtime Lawsuit Lawyers
Our San Antonio 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 approximately 1,400,000 people live in the city of San Antonio and the population is still growing. San Antonio is the seventh most heavily populated city in the United States and the second-most populated city in the state of Texas.
The major economic sectors include services, manufacturing, and government. The unemployment rate is about 6.4%.
The metropolitan area has a very diverse workforce including government employees, service employees, healthcare workers, teachers, administrators, and faculty, tourism-based businesses, medical and biomedical industry workers, and a wide range of other industries. The largest employers in Texas and the San Antonio area are:
- Lackland Air Force Base
- Fort Sam Houston – U.S. Army
- H-E-B (supermarket chain)
- Northside I.S.D. (school district)
- City of San Antonio
- Randolph Air Force Base
- North East I.S.D. (school district)
- Methodist Healthcare System
- San Antonio I.S.D (school district)
The success of San Antonio 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 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 Texas overtime pay laws in addition to federal regulations.
Filing a San Antonio 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. Texas unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Help From a San Antonio Overtime Lawyer
Our experienced team of San Antonio 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 San Antonio 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.
San Antonio Legal Resources
- San Antonio City Data
- San Antonio Government Website
- San Antonio District Court
- Federal Court Serving San Antonio
- San Antonio Bar Association
- San Antonio Economic Development Foundation
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