Have you been wrongfully denied overtime compensation? Has your employer wrongfully classified you as a manager or supervisor to avoid paying overtime? Employees have a right to be properly compensated for time worked. Our office is committed to protecting the rights of employees and advocating for justice.
If you believe you have a valid wage and hour violation claim against your employer, contact overtime claim attorney Sam Brand, Jr., in Jackson, Mississippi.
Experienced Team Advocating for Employees
At our firm, Sam Brand offers more than 20 years of experience as an attorney and former judge. He has thorough knowledge of Equal Opportunity Employer laws as well as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Our firm is well known for our experience and ability to effectively handle high-profile class action lawsuits involving overtime violations and other wage and hour violations. We have represented thousands of employees who have unjustly been denied overtime compensation due to an employer’s deceptive or negligent practices, such as:
- Requiring workers to punch out and remain working off-the-clock
- Failing to pay commission
- Failing to pay fair overtime wages for time worked in excess of 40 hours
- Paying half-time rather than time and a half for overtime hours
- Misclassifying workers as supervisors or managers to avoid paying hourly/overtime wages
Employee Misclassifications — Are you Entitled to Hourly Wages?
Employers frequently abuse the power to promote employees to a manager status or supervisor position. They do this to avoid paying the employee hourly wages or overtime wages. Rather, the employee may be forced to work twice as many hours in the week, yet be paid the same salary wage. However, an employee can only be classified as a supervisor or manager if at least 51 percent of working hours are spent performing management duties. If the majority of job duties are similar to the duties of hourly workers, then the employee should be classified as an hourly paid employee — subject to being paid overtime wages.