Tennessee employees and employees all over the country work hard for their pay and many employees put in more than forty hours in one week in the hopes of getting some extra money to pay bills and support their families. Unfortunately, many companies find ways around paying their employees the overtime pay they are owed. These ways may include asking them to come in early but not clock in or telling them to go home early in order to avoid paying overtime. If you or someone you know feels that you have not received the overtime pay you deserve, you should speak with a Tennessee employment overtime pay lawyer. They will hear your case and make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to for the hours you worked.
The jean company, Levi Strauss, was found to be violating the Fair Labor Standards Act when the Labor Department’s San Francisco district’s office found the company had “misclassified several groups of workers, including assistant store managers of newly acquired stores, as exempt from overtime”. Employees with the same position at other stores were exempt from overtime pay but the new employees were not. The Levi Strauss Company also required their misclassified assistant store managers to work off the clock during late night hours, early morning hours, and when the store was short on staff. Some of the administrative employees at the San Francisco company headquarters were also misclassified as exempt from overtime and it was found that they were owed overtime back pay. Following a two year investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor Levi Strauss agreed to pay $1,011,413 in overtime back pay to five hundred and ninety-six employees across the United States.
Cases just like this one unfortunately happen too frequently to workers all across the country including workers right here in Tennessee. If you or someone you love has worked overtime hours and feel that you have not received your overtime pay, we encourage you to contact one of our caring and experienced Tennessee employment overtime pay attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will work to see that you are given the compensation you deserve for your hard work. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.