In Tennessee and across the United States when an employee works more than forty hours in one week, by law, they are entitled to receive overtime. However, overtime complaints and lawsuits are becoming one of the biggest problems between employees and their employers while at the workplace. Now, there is an iphone application put into place by the U.S. Department of Labor that could help workers resolve their overtime pay problems with their employers. If you have questions about how this new application may affect your case or if you are a worker who has not received overtime pay, then you should speak with a Tennessee employment overtime lawyer right away. They will answer any questions you may have and work with you to get the compensation you deserve.
This iphone application which is being offered in both English and Spanish will let employees add comments then e-mail a summary of these comments to their employer and to themselves. This will help empower employees to understand and stand up for their rights when their employers may deny them overtime pay. This application will not only be useful for employees but their employers and businesses as well. It is estimated that 220,000 employees collect back wages or other unpaid overtime per year when the Labor Department hears about the case.
When employees use this application, they will have to keep in mind that there may be some problems that they will need to discuss with their employers right away. Employees should also keep in mind that employers are allowed by the Fair Labor Standards Act to round to the nearest fifteen minutes and some employees may not be aware of this. This application may help employers to keep better records of the hours that are worked by their employees since they will be aware of the fact that the employee is keeping track.
It is recommended that if you do use this application to keep track of your hours that employees do so every week. It is also important to make sure that employees understand their company or business policy about working beyond the normal hours.
In Tennessee and across the country, many employers fail to pay their employees overtime pay for hours worked over forty in a week. However, this new application that will allow employees to keep track of their own hours may change that. If you have questions about how this new iphone application may affect your case, or if you have worked overtime hours and not been properly compensated, we encourage you to contact one of our caring and experienced Tennessee employment overtime pay attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to by law.
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