An employee is suing a Pinellas County business, alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The man filed a complaint Sept. 25 in Pinellas County Circuit Court against the Pinellas County business, alleging they failed to pay employees for all hours worked.
According to the complaint, from Nov. 1, 2009, June 30, 2017, the man suffered economic injuries from working for the company as a non-exempt employee. The suit says the man provided in-home support and other services for special needs adults. As a result, the lawsuit states, he worked more than 40 hours per week, but was not compensated at the statutory rate of one and a half their regular rate of pay as required by FLSA.
The man alleges the business denied applicable overtime wages under the FLSA, and forced the man to incur legal services and fees to protect his interest.
In many unpaid wage cases, the problem with wage and hour violations begins with employee misclassification. People entitled to overtime for hours more than 40 in a workweek are often misclassified as exempt from overtime pay. Workers operating as full-time employees are misclassified as independent contractors. Our Pinellas County Unpaid Wage & Overtime Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are experienced in dealing with misclassifications amongst employees. Once we expose these errors and violations, we can fully understand what compensation and backpay you are owed, which could be substantial.
We represent both salaried and hourly employees, and we are fully aware of which industries and occupations are most common for failing to pay their employees properly.
Call us today for a completely free consultation at 727-823-0000 or contact us online to learn more about how to get started with an unpaid wage claim.