A former employee is suing The Transition House Inc., alleging they failed to pay overtime, a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The woman filed a complaint May 9 in the Pinellas Circuit Court against The Transition House alleging that the Florida company failed its duty to pay employees for all hours worked.
According to the complaint, the woman says that she has suffered lost earnings from the company’s wrongful practice of denying her with earned wages for all overtime hours worked and for all meal breaks not taken.
She holds The Transition House responsible because they allegedly failed to properly apprise its employees of their rights under the FLSA, failed to keep or provide an accurate record of its employees’ hours worked, and failed to compensate its employees of overtime wages.
The FLSA clearly states that overtime pay entitles workers to one and a half times their regular hourly rate for each hour they work beyond their regular 40 hours in a week. Despite this fact, many employers refuse to pay their employees their rightfully earned overtime wages. These illegal business practices are unacceptable, and our Pinellas County Unpaid Overtime Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help you recover what is rightfully yours.
If you regularly work more than 40 hours per week without receiving overtime pay, you need to contact us. You may be entitled to receive back pay related to your overtime as well as damages. Call us today at 727-823-0000 to set up a free consultation to learn how we can help you.