wage & overtime claims
Overtime claims or wage and hour claims generally fall under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The United States Government enacted The Fair Labor Standards Act to protect the rights of workers. The FLSA mandates that, with some exceptions, employees should receive their regular rate of pay for the first 40 hours worked and are entitled to overtime compensation at 1.5 times their regular rate for each hour worked after 40 hours in a given work week. For most employees, this is true regardless of the worker's job title, or how the worker is paid (i.e. hourly, salary, commission, by job completion) or what the employer has told the employee about overtime.
Stratton Faxon handles the following types of wage claims for salaried and non-salaried workers related to the Fair Labor Standards Act:
- Failure to pay overtime
- Underpaid overtime
- Unpaid overtime
- Unpaid Wages
- Underpaid Wages
- Class Actions
Our attorneys have filed claims and won even against big commercial businesses such as IBM and Hewlett-Packard on behalf of employees who were cheated out of wages that they rightly earned. We understand your claims and will fight for your rights as an employee.
For more on the Fair Labor Standards Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor.