Columbus Employee Rights Attorneys
Minimum wage, overtime, and other wage and hour laws exist to protect employees from low wages and long hours. When employers adopt policies that violate these laws, their employees may be able to bring collective action lawsuits to get the pay they deserve.
At Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP, our Georgia-based wage and hour lawyers have the experience and reputation to fight abusive employers on behalf of employees who have been cheated out of fair pay for their work. For a free case evaluation, contact our attorneys today.
Not Paid What You Deserve? We Can Help.
Litigating a collective action or class action lawsuit takes resources, which is why many firms do not handle these claims. But often, a collective action is the best way to enforce employee rights. We have the resources to represent workers who have been cheated out of pay in situations like the following:
- Minimum wages: In Georgia, employers with six or more employees must pay their workers the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. If you are paid a salary, your salary divided by your hours worked must be higher than the minimum wage. We also handle minimum wage suits in other states.
- Hours worked: Once you have agreed to work for a particular wage, you must be paid for all hours worked. In certain cases, that may include time spent suiting up at the start of your shift or traveling from one work site to another.
- Overtime: Most employees are entitled to be paid 150 percent of their normal wage for every hour worked over 40 in a single week. Overtime laws apply not only to most workers who earn a wage but also to many types of salaried employees.
Many employers try to get around wage and hour laws by classifying employees as "contractors" or "professionals." Both of these terms have specific legal definitions. Our attorneys will analyze the real nature of your job to determine what you are entitled to.
A collective action may be your opportunity to win fair back pay for yourself and your coworkers. Contact us to discuss your case with a knowledgeable employment law attorney.