Skillful Kansas City Unpaid Overtime Lawyers

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) is a federal law that mandates that the vast majority of America’s workforce receive overtime compensation at a rate of not less than time and a half, for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. For example, if you are paid $10 per hour, your employer should pay you $15 per hour for all hours you work over 40 in a work week. If your employer denied you the overtime you deserve, you may be eligible to take legal action. The employment attorneys at Brady & Associates are adept at handling unpaid overtime violations cases and holding employers accountable for their wrongful conduct.

Overtime Exemptions

Certain exemptions apply to executives, professionals, and other types of workers. These exemptions are narrowly defined so that only a limited group of people are categorized as exempt from the right to receive overtime.

Typically, overtime protections extend to employees regardless of how they are paid. Thus, absent some exemption, hourly, commissioned, salaried, and piece rate workers, all have the right to receive overtime compensation. If you are a non-exempt employee and you work more than 40 hours per week, you are entitled to overtime pay.

Legal Remedies for Unpaid Overtime Violations

Many employers look for ways to avoid paying employees for overtime. Employers who violate the FLSA may be sued by the employees to recover back wages. Employees may sue on a collective or class basis, and if successful, may receive their back wages for up to three years, an equal amount of “liquidated damages,” and attorneys’ fees.

Missouri and Kansas both have state wage and hour laws that provide protection for workers in addition to the FLSA. For example, in Kansas, even if your employer is not subject to the FLSA, Kansas law may still protect your right to receive overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 46 in a workweek.

Contact an Experienced Kansas City Employment Attorney

If you are facing an unpaid overtime violation issue, it’s essential to have an attorney by your side who can fight for your legal right to the compensation you deserve. Contact the employment lawyers at Brady & Associates for a confidential evaluation of your case. Call (913) 696-0925 or complete our online information form. Based in Leawood near Kansas City, we represent employees in Kansas, Missouri, and beyond.