Unpaid Overtime Lawyers in Traverse City, Michigan
The unpaid overtime lawyers at the Neumann Law Group in Traverse City, Michigan may be able to help you if you believe you may be owed unpaid wages, or unpaid overtime. According to the U.S. Department of Labor under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employees who are not exempt must receive pay for every hour they work beyond a 40-hour workweek. For every hour over a 40-hour workweek worked, employees are generally entitled to time-and-half pay. Overtime pay doesn’t have to be covered for weekend work or for holiday work unless such work results in longer than a 40-hour workweek.
Many workers are entitled to receive time-and-a-half for overtime pay. One of the most common ways that employers wrongfully avoid paying workers overtime is when they improperly classify their workers as exempt from overtime pay. While some workers are exempt from overtime pay, these workers are generally “white collar” workers who are in executive positions, administrative, computer, or certain highly-compensated employees. In most cases, workers are entitled to overtime pay. Virtually all jobs requiring manual labor are not exempt from overtime laws.
If you were wrongfully denied overtime pay, you may be entitled to seek damages for your losses. You can collect unpaid overtime for up to two years, and may also be able to collect damages in addition to the overtime pay you are owed. The unpaid overtime lawyers in Traverse City, Michigan at the Neumann Law Group may be able to help you collect the unpaid overtime you are owed under the law.How to Collect Unpaid Overtime Wages
The Neumann Law Group may be able to help you collect unpaid wages and unpaid overtime. First our attorneys can review your employment situation to make sure your position isn’t exempt from the overtime law. While some employers might wrongfully classify their employees as exempt, some employees classified as exempt are properly classified. Determining whether you were wrongfully classified as exempt is one of the first steps you’ll need to take when collecting unpaid wages.
If you are entitled to receive overtime pay and weren’t paid, you’ll next need to determine the number of hours overtime you worked in the last two years. You are entitled to collect unpaid overtime up to two years back, but if your employer is found to be in willful, or intentional violation of the law, you may be able to collect up to three years back. You may need to refer to your timesheets, though there may be other methods to determine how many hours you worked. Logs, records, and personal notes may be able to help. The Neumann Law Group has unpaid wages attorneys on staff who can perform the investigations required to figure out how much you might be owed. We may also be able to help you get damages for your losses and, if your employer willfully violated the law, we may be able to help you seek unpaid overtime wages up to three years back.
In some cases, employees can work out the disagreement with their company’s human resources department. But sometimes, employers continue to assert that the employee is exempt and continue to fail to pay their workers the overtime they deserve. In other cases, workers may not always understand the intricacies of the law. This is where the unpaid wages lawyers at the Neumann Law Group in Traverse City, Michigan may be able to assist you. Our unpaid overtime attorneys can take your case to court and help you receive the unpaid overtime you may deserve under the law. We can review your case and help you understand your rights.Are You Owed Unpaid Wages in Traverse City, Michigan?
Every year workers lose out on thousands of dollars or more of potential income because they are owed overtime wages that haven’t been paid. If you believe you should have been paid overtime but weren’t paid overtime wages, the unpaid wages lawyers at the Neumann Law Group in Traverse City, Michigan may be able to assist you. Our unpaid overtime attorneys can review your case, determine whether you are not exempt, and fight to help you get the unpaid wages you may deserve.
Employers sometimes use tactics like paying workers by the piece or by the day to avoid paying overtime. The reality is that if you are an employee covered by overtime laws, you are entitled to receive overtime. Your employer cannot do accounting tricks to avoid paying you overtime, and if he or she tried to do this, you may be able to collect unpaid overtime for up to two years back, and maybe even up to three years back. Do you think you might be owed unpaid overtime in Traverse City, Michigan? Reach out to the Neumann Law Group, unpaid overtime attorneys in Traverse City, Michigan.