Helping You Get The Pay You Deserve
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets standards for minimum wages and overtime pay for employees in the private sector, and federal, state and local governments. The law draws a distinction between those classified as "exempt" and those classified as "nonexempt." Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay and periodic break time, while an employer has the option to grant exempt employees overtime pay and break time.
Are You Really An Exempt Employee?
Many employers do not understand the law and so do not always properly classify employees as exempt or nonexempt. Just because an employee has the word "manager" in his or her job title does not mean that person is truly exempt under the terms of the law. Nor does receiving a salary rather than hourly pay mean that an employee is exempt. A significant number of employers misclassify employees based on these or other assumptions. If an employee has been misclassified, that person may be entitled to back pay for overtime worked and benefits.
Advocates For Employees
Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., is team of Washington, D.C., employment lawyers with more than 60 years of combined experience. We provide vigorous, results-oriented representation in cases involving employee misclassification, entitled to back pay for overtime, and other employment law violations. If you and your fellow employees have been improperly classified as exempt, our firm stands ready to assist you in getting the back pay and benefits you deserve.
What Additional Compensation Are You Entitled To?
Our firm will undertake a comprehensive review of the facts surrounding your employment status. If we believe that you have been misclassified and are entitled to back pay and benefits, we will work diligently to help you receive all of the compensation you are entitled to.
Under FLSA, this can include proper pay for every hour you have worked during the time you were misclassified. In addition, FLSA's liquidated damages provision can actually double that amount. If your case is successful, your employer will have to pay attorney fees and court costs.
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Please contact our firm to speak with an experienced Washington, D.C., employee misclassification lawyer. We offer strategic and results-driven legal service to clients in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and federal government employees around the world.