In Tennessee and all over the country when employees work for more than forty hours in one work week, they are entitled to receive overtime pay. Unfortunately, many businesses only pay their employees some overtime pay or fail to pay them for overtime hours altogether. If you or someone you know has worked overtime hours but failed to receive overtime pay, then you should speak with a Tennessee employment overtime pay lawyer as soon as possible. They will work with you to see to it that you get the overtime pay you deserve.
According to this lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor against Kinder Morgan and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, the U.S. Department of Labor claims that the pipeline transportation and energy storage company violated federal wage and hour laws. The U.S. Department of Labor filed the lawsuit after an investigation that found “systemic violations” of federal overtime laws at eleven of Kinder Morgan’s locations.
Also, according to the lawsuit and the U.S. Labor Department, the Kinder Morgan Company improperly rounded hours in the company’s favor and failed to pay their employees at several locations, who attended meetings before their shifts started. The company also failed to include bonuses paid to employees when they calculated overtime compensation which is another violation of federal law according to The Fair Labor Standards Act. Kinder Morgan and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners have agreed to pay $830,000 in back wages to 4,659 current and former employees. The Kinder Morgan spokesman said, “We have reached a settlement with the DOL that we believe is in the best interest of the company and our employees.”
Cases just like this one happen all too frequently all across the United States and to the employees right here in Tennessee. If you or someone you care about has worked overtime hours but not received overtime pay, then we strongly recommend that you contact one of our knowledgeable and compassionate Tennessee overtime pay attorneys right away. We care about our clients and will hear your case and make sure that you receive the overtime pay you deserve. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.