Our Experienced Employment Law Attorneys Can Help You
- Has your employer required you to work overtime without providing overtime pay?
- Does your overtime pay compensate you for a small percentage of the total overtime work you routinely perform at your workplace?
At Holman Schiavone, LLC, we handle a broad spectrum of wage and hour disputes for employees throughout Missouri and Kansas. We are committed to protecting your rights and will work diligently to pursue the full employment compensation you are entitled to receive.
Call us today at (816) 399-5149 to speak with one of our dedicated Kansas City employment law attorneys. Get a free initial consultation.
Wage Laws, Overtime Pay and Your Rights
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal statute that governs wage standards, including required compensation for overtime pay. The law requires that most employees must be paid 1.5 times the employee’s regular rate of pay for every hour per week over 40 hours. However, there are some exceptions. Employees in certain industries and with certain job responsibilities may not be entitled to overtime pay under the FLSA.
Many employers do not understand the wage and hour requirements of the FLSA. As a result, many employers falsely classify employees as exempt (no overtime pay requirement) who should be nonexempt. In some cases, employers knowingly misclassify employees in an attempt to save money.
Other ways that employers cheat employees out of overtime pay include:
- Forcing employees to work during meal and rest breaks
- Failure to pay for off-the-clock work
- Scheduling employees for more work than they can handle in a 40-hour week
- Requiring employees to show up early for work or stay late to perform work duties
- Classifying workers as independent contractors who should be classified as employees
Contact Our Kansas City Attorneys Today
Do not let your employer or HR representative tell you that you are not entitled to overtime pay. Speak with one of our Kansas City unpaid overtime attorneys to determine if your rights have been violated.
We are on your side every step of the way, and we can also represent you in a retaliation claim, if necessary. Please contact us at (816) 399-5149 or email us to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys.