Last updated Thursday, April 20th, 2023
Let Wyly and Cook Get You Back the Pay You Deserve
Are you an hourly employee who has not been paid for all the hours you work on the clock? Has your current or former employer underpaid or not paid you overtime? If so, we can help.
Hourly employees are always at risk of being shorted their pay, losing out on overtime, or being forced to work without pay ‘off the clock.’ Unfortunately, many employees are unaware of the protections they enjoy under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and various state laws. If you’re paid on an hourly basis, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you receive overtime pay (time and a half) when you work more than 40 hours? If you don’t, you may be owed overtime pay.
- Are you ever forced to work off the clock? For example, does your employer make you work before you clock in, after you clock out, or through an unpaid lunch break? If you are, your employer could be liable for a wage violation.
- Is your pay rate ever reported incorrectly on your pay stub? If it is, it’s likely that you’ve been underpaid.
- If you work in a tipped position, do you spend more than 20% of your time doing non-tipped work? This includes rolling silverware, cleaning tables, setting the restaurant up, or doing food prep. This may be a wage violation.
Our deep knowledge of federal and state employment laws, including the FLSA, enables us to uncover wage violations and get our clients the back pay they deserve. Your current or former employer could owe you back pay (unpaid wages) for up to 3 years, liquidated damages/double damages (equal to the amount of your unpaid wages), and attorney fees.
Protect your rights as a worker—contact Wyly & Cook to schedule a FREE consultation with our team.