Judge approves $1.45 million settlement in overtime lawsuit

Tennessee workers and workers all across the country are putting in more hours at their workplace these days to help them feed and take care of their loved ones in these rough economic times. By law, employers are required to pay their workers time and a half for hours they work over forty in one week. However, too many companies and other places of business find ways around these laws or just fail to pay their workers overtime pay altogether. If you or someone you care about has worked overtime hours but not received overtime pay, then you should speak with a Tennessee overtime pay lawyer right away. They will help make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

In this case, a class action lawsuit that was filed last year claims that a health insurance company and its subsidiaries misclassified an estimated one hundred and thirty-three tech support workers has being exempt from receiving overtime pay. A federal judge in February preliminarily approved a settlement for these workers of $1.45 million. The judge is to decide on the final settlement approval in June. The spokesman for the health insurance company says, “The settlement does not indicate any wrongdoing, but allows the company to avoid the risks and significant expense of continued litigation.”

Cases similar to this one happen too frequently to workers all across the country and right here to workers in Tennessee. If you or someone you love has worked overtime hours and failed to receive the overtime pay you deserve, then we recommend that you contact one of our experienced and caring Tennessee employment overtime pay attorneys. We care about our clients and will review your case and work with you to make sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to by law. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.

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