St. Louis & Jefferson City Unpaid Overtime Lawyer
The wage and hour attorneys at Dashtaki Law Firm stand up for employees and help them obtain the unpaid wages, overtime, and other benefits to which they are entitled. Located in St. Louis and Jefferson City, Missouri, the unpaid overtime lawyers at Dashtaki Law Firm have extensive experience protecting the rights of employees who have been cheated out of their overtime wages. If you need an unpaid overtime lawyer to fight for you, the overtime attorneys at Dashtaki Law Firm stand ready to protect your rights and assist you with any unpaid overtime issue.
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Missouri law govern the way Missouri employers are required to account for overtime wages. Unfortunately, some employers take advantage of Missouri workers who are unfamiliar with the regulations.
Under both Missouri law and the FLSA, overtime compensation generally must be paid to non-exempt employees (employees who do not qualify for an FLSA exemption). There are two types of employees: “exempt” and “non-exempt” under the FLSA. “Exempt” employees do not receive the benefit of overtime compensation. “Non-exempt” employees are entitled to overtime compensation.
Difference between “exempt” and “non-exempt” employees
“Non-exempt” employees are entitled to overtime pay, at a minimum, one and one-half (1.5) times the hourly rate (or regular rate of pay) for any and all hours worked in excess of forty hours per week. Unfortunately, employers misclassify their employees as “exempt” when they are actually “non-exempt”. This misclassification can sometimes be intentional by an employer in an attempt to avoid paying an employee overtime compensation.
Job titles do not determine whether an employee is “exempt” or “non-exempt”. For example, having the word “manager” in your job titles does not determine if you are “exempt”. Likewise, not all salaried employees are “exempt”. It is possible to be paid a large annual salary and still be considered “non-exempt” even though your employer has misclassified you as “exempt”. Whether an employee is truly “exempt” or “non-exempt” in many cases requires an intricate legal analysis by an experienced attorney.
In order to determine if you have been wrongfully misclassified as an “exempt” employee, the experienced attorneys at Dashtaki Law Firm will review your job duties and compare them to the valid exemption rules to determine if your job duties are “non-exempt” tasks, and subject to compensation for overtime hours worked.
If you believe that your employer may have misclassified your job position in order to avoid paying benefits, overtime or other wages, it is important to consult a knowledgeable employee rights attorney. Read more information on the FLSA’s exemptions for executive, administrative, professional, computer and outside sales employees on the U.S. Department of Labor’s website.
The Law in Missouri is Clear: You Deserve the Pay You Earned
Generally, an employee cannot typically waive his or her rights under the FLSA or Missouri law by agreement or contract, and any announcement by your employer that no overtime work will be permitted, or that overtime work will not be paid unless it is authorized in advance, will not impair your right to compensation for overtime hours worked.
If you think your employer has cheated you out of overtime earnings, talk to an experienced Missouri unpaid overtime lawyer.
The attorneys at Dashtaki Law Firm seek to represent workers who have suffered overtime pay violations in the following industries:
Current Active Investigations:
- Assistant Managers / Supervisors
- Couriers / Delivery Drivers / Messengers
- Servers / Waiters / Waitresses / Bartenders
- Retail Store Employees
- Hospital and Healthcare Employees
- Field Service Technicians
- Computer IT Help Desk Workers
- Call Center Employees
- “Work Off the Clock”
- Loan Officers / Underwriters / Bank Tellers
- Inside Sales Representatives
The wage and hour attorneys at Dashtaki Law Firm know the law, understand the legal system and are determined to get results for our clients. If you are currently experiencing mistreatment at work related to your wages, or feel that your employer may not be treating you fairly in accordance with the law, please contact us for a free consultation.
Contact an experienced overtime lawyer today
Wage and hour cases can be highly complex, so it is essential to speak with an experienced Missouri unpaid overtime lawyer immediately. If you are being cheated out of earned overtime wages or your employer has misclassified you as an “exempt” employee, you should contact an experienced Missouri wage and hour attorney immediately to understand your legal rights because you have a very limited time to take action, as you may lose your rights if you delay.
The Dashtaki Law Firm offers a free and confidential initial consultation to review your case. Contact the lawyers at Dashtaki Law Firm today so that we can begin our investigation.
The overtime attorneys at Dashtaki Law Firm, LLC, serve clients throughout Missouri, including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, Franklin County, Cole County, Boone County, Camden County, Callaway County, Osage County, Moniteau County, Miller County, Morgan County, Warren County, Jefferson City, Columbia, Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach, Camdenton, Fulton, Linn, Tipton and California, MO.