Has your employer failed to pay you overtime after working more than 40 hours in a single week?
Have you put in work weeks in excess of 40 hours but not been paid any overtime? Has your employer paid you overtime at your regular hourly rate? Has your employer asked you to work “off the clock” for tips only? Has your employer made you sign an “independent contractor” agreement? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be the victim of wage theft and an overtime lawyer may be able to help.
You need someone on your side with your best interests in mind. The overtime lawyers at McDonald Law Firm understand wage and hour disputes and we know how to recognize when an employer is acting in bad faith. We’re prepared to fight for your rights and help you get the overtime compensation you may be owed.
How much is overtime pay?
How is overtime calculated?
Are you a misclassified worker?
What is your current classification?
Are you exempt from overtime?
Do you think you should be getting overtime pay?
Should you contact an overtime lawyer?
How much will it cost to hire an overtime lawyer?
According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), most nonexempt workers must be paid at 1½ times, or “time and a half” the employee’s regular rate of pay for every hour worked over 40 hours in any given work week. There are exceptions to this rule. If you have questions, an overtime lawyer at McDonald Law Firm can help you determine if you may be owed additional pay for the extra time you’ve worked.
If you earn $10/hour and you worked 50 hours last week, you should have been paid:
One of the most common wage and hour violations is employee misclassification. Sometimes employers misclassify employees to avoid paying overtime. Knowing your current classification is a good place to start. If you have questions about your classification, contact one of our overtime lawyers to help determine your status.
Some employers may claim that employees are exempt from overtime, but these exceptions are few and narrowly construed. You are exempt if you fall into any of these categories:
Common examples include:
A simple job duties test can determine whether your employer has violated your overtime rights by misclassifying you. If the test shows that you should not be exempt, your employer may owe you a significant amount of back pay for any overtime you have worked. Contact an experienced overtime lawyer at McDonald Law Firm today to determine if you have a claim.
Independent contractors typically have less rights than employees. If you are an independent contractor and one or more of the following apply to your situation, you may have been misclassified by your employer.
Are you subject to a non-compete agreement?
Are you required to adhere to a strict work schedule?
Are the tools of your trade provided to you by your employer?
Are you required to wear a company uniform?
Do you receive employee type benefits such as insurance, pension plan, vacation hours, sick time?
An overtime lawyer at McDonald Law Firm can help misclassified independent contractors recover backpay they may be owed.
Contact McDonald Law Firm for a free consultation to assess your situation and review your potential legal options. It costs you nothing to feel out the strength of your case and you’ll leave with a better understanding of your potential legal options.
We’ll handle your wage and hour case on a contingency basis, which means there are never any out-of-pocket fees or expenses. We only get paid if we win compensation for you. McDonald Law Firm takes all wage and hour cases seriously and represents each of our clients with integrity, honor and discipline.
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