Employment Overtime Claims

Employment Overtime Claims Attorney

Serling & Abramson, P.C.’s employment overtime claims practice has one goal only—to get workers the money they are entitled to for the work they have done. Do you believe your employer is violating your rights by misclassifying you, refusing to pay you overtime, making you work off the clock, or a similar violation of labor and employment laws? If so, you do not have to be afraid that your employer is going to retaliate against you for pursuing a claim. It is illegal for an employer to do so, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by contacting our law firm to learn your legal rights and options.

Time-and-a-Half for Overtime

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires employers to compensate employees time-and-a-half their normal rate of pay for all hours worked over the standard 40 hours per week. Employers frequently attempt to avoid this obligation by misclassifying an employee as exempt or having them perform work off the clock. It is also a violation of the FLSA for employers to give employees days off or time off to make it up to their employees for having to work unpaid overtime. If you qualify and you work overtime, you are entitled to time-and-a-half pay.

Overtime Pay for Salary or Flat-Rate Employees

An erroneous assumption is that employers are not obligated to give overtime pay to salaried or flat-rate workers. Sometimes, employers give their employees a salary when they should be classified as hourly workers. The FLSA does not just take salary/hourly into consideration, but rather the total amount an employee is getting paid. The FLSA also involves determining whether the employee’s job duties perform a management function, or involve independent decision-making. If an employee does not meet the federal requirements for “exempt” status, then they must be paid overtime.

Do Any of the Following Apply to You?

If the following apply to you, you may have a claim against your employer.

  • I get paid hourly but am not compensated time-and-a-half when I work 40+ hours per week.
  • I am an hourly worker at my company, but I’ve never received overtime pay to my knowledge.
  • There is work I have performed for my employer that I’ve never been compensated for.
  • I am asked to perform job-related duties while off the clock.
  • I get a salary (I’m not an hourly worker) but my job duties are similar to hourly employees.
  • I’m paid a salary but I think my employer is doing that to avoid paying me overtime.
  • I get paid a “day rate” or “per piece” or “per job” rate.
  • My employer says I’m an “independent contractor,” but I’m treated just like an employee.
  • I frequently work through my breaks, but that time is still subtracted from my paychecks.
  • I have a non-overtime related claim against what I think is the employer's wrongdoing.

If you answered “yes” to any of these, please call us right away for a no-fee consultation.

Employment Overtime Claims FAQs

What is overtime pay and when is it required?

What is the difference between exempt and nonexempt employees?

Can I file an overtime claim if I am misclassified as an exempt employee?

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The Serling & Abramson law firm was founded in 1970 by Michael B. Serling. Mr. Serling was the first attorney in Michigan to file a wrongful death action on behalf of the family of a mesothelioma victim. In 1975, a young widow of an asbestos insulator contacted Mr. Serling concerning her husband who had died at age 52. She was left with two young children and was trying to raise them on a $4 per hour job. The extremely gratifying feeling of success in prosecuting the case and securing a sizable settlement for the widow and her children inspired Mr. Serling to continue this work.

Michael soon realized that it was more than just asbestos insulators who were falling victim to asbestos-related diseases. It soon became apparent that mesothelioma and lung cancer were occurring in virtually every building trade and many industrial settings. He dedicated his career to securing justice for all victims affected by asbestos exposure. Today, over 50 years later, Serling and Abramson are still representing victims of asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.

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