Wouldn’t it be nice if folks could just do their jobs well each day and rest assured that they are being fairly compensated for their work? Life is hard enough without working for free. Unfortunately, employers often squeeze extra work from their employees without fairly compensating them — either because those employers don’t understand the finer points of labor law, or more likely because they are deliberately taking advantage of their employees.
Regardless of the reason for wage and hour law violations that cost you time and money, with a lawyer’s help you can document your unpaid and underpaid time and build a case to recoup lost wages and ensure full payment in the future.
My office has the knowledge to help you with the process to be paid. Workers have a three-year “look back window” to file wage and hour claims, and I can help pursue claims against any employer, past or current.
Many Workers Miss Out On Overtime Pay Without Realizing It
It’s possible to work overtime without even noticing — for example, an employer might call you back from your lunch break early, or insist that you finish a project even after your shift is over. Some people think these sacrifices are part of your regular work and don’t require additional pay, but in fact you may be entitled to overtime pay if you are asked to work break periods and other unpaid times, including working off the clock to make sales quotas to avoid discipline and possible determination. A common example of off the clock work is taking sales calls and responding to work emails after working hours is working off the clock if you are not paid for them.
Break periods and eight-hour work limits are regulated for a reason — these rules were made to protect workers from the harsh working conditions of industrial revolution. Today, some employers still push their workers as hard as possible and pay them as little as possible, and often don’t pay them for overtime. These employers will have policies that say that there is no off-the-clock work, but the day to day reality is often times something different. If you believe you may be working overtime without overtime pay, I can help you evaluate your case, and if there is a violation, I can help you make it right.
To see how the I can help in your case, contact me online or call me and schedule a free initial consultation.
I serve clients throughout the United States from my offices in Kansas City and an affiliate in Missouri.