Tennessee employees as well as employees all over the United States in all types of job position are entitled by law to be paid overtime pay for any hours worked over forty in a single work week. Unfortunately, many businesses and companies find ways around paying their employees properly for overtime or just fail to pay them for it altogether. If you or someone you know has worked overtime hours but have not received your proper overtime pay, then it is recommended that you talk to a Tennessee employment overtime pay lawyer right away.
According to this case, Gold’s Gym trainers claim they have been improperly classified as being exempt from The Fair Labor Standards Act overtime provision. Employees who are exempt from this overtime have a management role or are in another specific job position. These employees must be paid more than $23,600 a year, be paid a salary and perform management, administrative, or certain professional job tasks to be considered exempt from overtime pay laws.
In this lawsuit, the trainers may find it difficult to prove that they are not professionals because trainers usually are required to have advanced training or education to help people without causing them injuries. However, they most likely will not find it difficult to show that they do not hold a management or administrative position but they would have to been told that by their employer. This overtime pay lawsuit given this information could go either way.
Cases just like this one happen to hard working employees all across the country and even right here to Tennessee employees. If you or someone you work with has worked overtime hours but failed to receive your proper overtime pay, we encourage you to contact one of our compassionate and experienced Tennessee labor lawyers as soon as possible. We care about our clients and will work with you to see to it that you get the compensation that is rightfully yours.
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