Have you ever found yourself working off the clock? Maybe you have been asked to work through lunch or asked to stay late without getting paid for those extra hours. If this has happened to you, you are not alone. Unfortunately, many employers take advantage of their employees and ask them to work off the clock in order to save money. But there are laws in place to protect you, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In this article, we will discuss how the FLSA can help you if you are working off the clock and how experienced employment attorneys at Shavitz Law Group can help you fight for your rights.
What is the Fair Labor Standards Act
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and child labor standards for employees in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments. Under the FLSA, most employees must be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime pay at a rate of not less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek.
How Does the FLSA Protect You if You Are Working Off the Clock?
If you are a non-exempt employee, your employer is required to pay you for all hours worked, including any time you work off the clock. This includes time spent working before or after your shift, working through lunch, or having to participate in after hours communications or team chats outside of regular working hoursl. If your employer fails to pay you for these hours, they are violating the FLSA.
How Experienced Employment Attorneys Can Help
If you believe that your employer is violating the FLSA by failing to pay you for all hours worked, the experienced employment attorneys at Shavitz Law Group can help. Our attorneys have years of experience fighting for the rights of employees and will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
Our team will first assess your situation to determine if you have a case. If we believe that your employer is violating the FLSA, we will work with you to gather evidence and build a strong case. We will then file a complaint with the appropriate government agency and negotiate with your employer on your behalf.
Get the Compensation You Deserve
If you are working off the clock, it is important to know your rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act. If your employer is violating the FLSA by failing to pay you for all hours worked, the experienced employment attorneys at Shavitz Law Group can help. We have the knowledge, experience, and dedication to fight for your rights and ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Contact us today at (800) 616-4000 to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you.