A Powerful Advocate For Employees In Unpaid Overtime Disputes
At David C. Burkett, Attorney at Law, I represent workers and employees who are not being paid properly for the time they have worked. In these wage and hour disputes, the employee may feel overwhelmed and intimidated. I am the attorney you need to take the necessary steps to ensure that you are compensated appropriately for your work.
Seattle Unpaid Overtime Lawyer – Advocating For Your Employee Rights
One of the most common wage complaints from employees is that his or her employer is not properly paying them overtime pay for hours worked beyond the regular work hours for the week. By law, employers must pay non-exempt, hourly employees the set and agreed upon wage for hours up to 40 hours per week. If additional hours beyond 40 hours have been worked, the employer must pay the employee time and a half for every additional hour worked.
During those 40 hours, Washington employees are to be provided breaks, including lunch. It is not uncommon for employers to subtly pressure workers to skip these breaks or work off the clock without proper pay. This is illegal, and steps can be taken to receive the compensation and pay you deserve.
These rules apply to employees whose positions are classified as hourly positions. Salaried employees are not granted the same provisions and the employer can require they work additional hours over 40 a week without providing additional pay. However, I have found that many employers misclassify workers, calling them managers, for example, when they really are just workers, so that they don’t have to pay them overtime.
If you feel that your job or position has been misclassified as salaried when you should be paid hourly plus overtime, I can help to evaluate whether your compensation should be changed according to labor laws. Often these changes hinge on the type of work being done in the job and the degree of control your employer has over your day-to-day activities. I take on the full range of wage and hour disputes for employees across the region, and am prepared to go the extra mile to give your case every chance for success.
Contact A Seattle Overtime Claim Lawyer
To arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your job situation and the pay you are receiving, please contact the firm today at 866-476-3138. In Washington, the law provides for punitive damages and attorney fees in some cases. I handle all wage and hour and classification cases on a contingency fee basis as provided by Rule 1.5 of the Rules of Professional Conduct.