The Law Offices of Bobby Jones has handled numerous wage and overtime claims. Simply put, employers must pay their employees for each hour worked and overtime for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. Illegal tactics that employers use include having employees clock out and stay at the business during slow periods, shaving hours, and paying tipped employees below minimum wage for employment activities which do not directly relate to their tipped position.
Employers who fail to properly pay their employees face stiff penalties under the Fair Labor Standards Act. First, the employer must pay the employee for all hours worked. Second, the employer can be ordered to pay liquidated damages in the same amount as the penalty. Finally, the employer who fails to properly pay wages or overtime will be ordered to pay the employee’s attorneys’ fees. If you feel that your employer has not properly paid your wages or overtime, please contact The Law Offices of Bobby Jones to schedule a free consultation.