In general, if an employee works any hours over forty in a one week they are entitled by law to receive overtime pay. However, many companies try to get around paying their employees overtime or just fail to pay them overtime at all. If you or someone you know has worked overtime hours and failed to receive your overtime pay, then you should speak with a Tennessee employment overtime pay lawyer right away. They will work with you to make sure you get the overtime pay you are entitled to by law.
In this case, a lawsuit was filed against Tennessee’s Metropolitan Security Systems also known as Walden Security and against officer Curtis Hoosier, by the Labor Department claiming that guards were not pay wages and overtime pay. The Labor Department is seeking to block the companies from obtaining government contracts for a three year period of time.
The lawsuit is also seeking recovery of $510,991 in back wages and benefits for two hundred and thirty-one current and former employees employed by Walden Security at Fort Sam Houston. Walden Security was given this contract by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Headquarters in order to allow armed security guard services at “access control points” at Fort Sam Houston.
Cases similar to this one occur all too often all across the country and even to the workers of Tennessee. If you or someone you care about has worked overtime hours but not received your overtime pay, then we encourage you to contact one of our caring and experienced Tennessee employment overtime attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will work with you to see that you get the compensation you deserve for the hours that you have worked. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.