Thanks to recent efforts by Congress, U.S. workers pursuing claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) now have additional assistance in obtaining a private lawyer. In the past, the Wage and Hour Division was unable to assist all claims due to such a high volume of workers needing help with minimum wage, overtime, and family medical leave laws. This left many workers with valid claims unassisted. The Wage and Hour Division will now direct these workers to a local referral service which will point them in the direction of a lawyer who will assist in their claims. This is a welcomed change for U.S. workers who, for so long, were held at a disadvantage against their employers.
In Tennessee, overtime cases have been on the rise over the past few years. Our office is currently handling several individual overtime and several class-action overtime cases. If you have any questions regarding an overtime claim, please feel free to contact our office.