Tennessee residents and people all across the United States go to work and expect to be paid properly for the number of hours they work. However, many times companies and other places of work will find ways around having to pay their employees the overtime pay they deserve. This happens in all different types of work places, no matter how important the job might be. If you have been denied pay for the overtime you have worked, then your rights have been violated and you should speak with a Tennessee overtime pay lawyer as soon as possible. They will work with you to make sure you receive the compensation you are rightfully entitled to.
According to this lawsuit, two dozen paramedics claim that the Federal Labor Standards Act was violated because under this law they are entitled to receive time and a half in overtime pay for hours they work over forty in a week. The lawsuit was first filed by four paramedics who claimed that they were usually only paid for sixteen hours of a twenty-four hour shift. They lawsuit also claims that the paramedics were denied compensation for the meals and rest that were required while working their shifts.
Since the lawsuit started, nearly one-third of the workforce has joined in on the case.
When people all across the country and right here in Tennessee go to work, they count on the pay for the hours they work. Unfortunately, too often, cases just like this one happen and workers are denied the pay they deserve. If you or someone you know has been denied overtime pay, then you should contact one of our knowledgeable and compassionate Tennessee overtime attorneys immediately. We will hear your case and work with you to see that you get the compensation that you are entitled to by law. Feel free to contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your case and your legal options.