According to this case, Supervisor Daniel Schoen Sr. will be paid $7,156 in overtime pay and his attorney will receive $28,382. His attorney stated that, “although Schoen, a current employee, is the department’s supervisor, much of his work is labor, which by law warrants overtime.” According to federal law, overtime is a requirement for all employees unless you are an executive employee. If you do labor during your work day for the most part then you are a laborer, no matter what title you may have.
There are retainer fees for the attorney and the overtime pay lawsuit but there are also other legal fees including a $75,000 settlement for a former clerk-administrator who filed a harassment lawsuit against the municipality in January 2011, although it did not admit any liability in the case. City officials agreed to that settlement in April.
In Tennessee as well as all across the country, employees work hard for their pay, especially when they put in hours of overtime. Unfortunately, however, many businesses and employers fail to pay their employees the proper overtime pay they are entitled by law or just fail to pay them overtime pay altogether. If you or someone you work with has worked more than forty hours in a work week but have not received the overtime pay for those hours, then you should talk to a Tennessee employment overtime pay lawyer right away. They will hear your case and work with you to see that you get the compensation you deserve.
Unfortunately, cases similar to this one happen to employees all across the United States and even to the employees in Tennessee. If you or someone you know feels that you have not been properly paid for the overtime hours you have worked, then we encourage you to contact one of our experienced and compassionate Tennessee labor overtime pay attorneys as soon as possible. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to by law.
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