Tennessee employees and employees all across the United States work hard for their money and deserve to be paid for the hours the work. If an employee works more than forty hours in one week, then they are also entitled to receive time and half for each hour over forty or overtime pay. However, many companies and businesses find ways around this law or just fail to pay their employees any overtime pay at all. If you or someone you care about has worked overtime but have not received your overtime pay, then you should speak with a Tennessee employment overtime lawyer as soon as possible. They will work with you and make sure you receive compensations for the hours you have worked.
In this case, employees of the company that provides janitorial services to JC Penny stores, claim that the cleaning company “regularly required” them to work over forty hours in a week but failed to pay them overtime and for all the hours that they worked. The employees argue in court papers that the cleaning company often failed to credit or pay them for all their hours from 2003 to 2008, in one hundred and fifty-seven locations where the company provides services. More than one hundred employees are part of the class action lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, the cleaning company is in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
This case is proceeding to federal court and the amount of unpaid wages will be determined by the court. The lawsuit is also seeking damages equal to unpaid wages, plus interest, attorney fees and other costs.
In Tennessee and across the country, when a worker has worked more than forty hours in one week, they are entitled by law to receive overtime pay. Unfortunately, all too often cases just like this one happen to many hard workers. If you or someone you love has worked overtime hours but not received overtime pay, then we strongly recommend that you contact one of our caring and knowledgeable Tennessee overtime pay attorneys. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.