Comprehensive Counsel for Those Subjected to Wage & Hour Violations by the Employers in Tennessee
Attorneys helping employees in Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, and Jackson when employers do not pay them overtime
Employees deserve to be paid what they earned: an honest day’s wages for an honest day’s work. When employers fail to pay overtime wages or denies you adequate compensation, our Tennessee wage and hour violation lawyers, led by Michael Russell and Clint Scott, are on your side.
Gilbert Russell McWherter Scott Bobbitt PLC has served as class counsel in FLSA collective actions to recover unpaid overtime for employees in almost every industry, including retail, restaurant, rental car, lumber, and manufacturing industries. The Gilbert Firm’s offices are located throughout the state, in Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis and Jackson, giving us an added advantage when representing clients whose employers are located throughout Tennessee. If your employer has failed to provide the wages to which you are entitled, we are prepared to fight on your behalf.
How we can help with wage and hour violations in Tennessee
Since the 1930s the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has required that every employee must be paid at the rate of 150 percent of their hourly rate of pay (popularly called “time-and-a-half”) for hours worked in excess of 40 per week, unless specifically exempted by law. Some employers, whether mistakenly or intentionally, stretch the meanings of the exemptions, misclassifying jobs that should be subject to overtime pay. Common lawful exemptions include:
If you suspect you have been wrongfully classified and should be receiving overtime pay, contact a Tennessee wage and hour violations attorney. In some cases, the employer is intentionally denying workers their rightful earnings.
Additionally, our Tennessee wage and hour violations lawyers help with:
- Independent contractor misclassification. When your responsibilities and job description mean you should be classified as an employee, not an independent contractor.
- Off the clock claims. Being asked to perform duties when you are not on the clock, therefore not being paid.
- Pre-shift and post-shirt work. Working before and after you clock in, also known as “donning and doffing.”
- Uncompensated meal breaks. Being unlawfully denied compensation while taking a break or eating a meal.
- Telecommuting. Receiving unfair compensation, even though you work your full or even excessive hours, simply because you work from a remote location.
- Unpaid internships. Getting taken advantage of as an intern, and performing work that should be paid.
- Fluctuating workweek. Paying halftime for overtime wages and misapplying the law, colloquially referred to as “Chinese overtime.”
Wage and hour violations are an intricate and complex area of employment law as a whole. The Firm has successfully represented clients throughout Tennessee whose employers attempted to pay them less than they deserved. We make every effort to resolve your claim as quickly as possible, so that you can continue to provide for yourself and your family, but have the litigation skills and resources necessary for the long haul, should your claim require a more aggressive approach.
Speak with a skilled Tennessee wage and hour violations attorney today
Do not work another hour that you will not get paid for. Do not let the fear of losing your job stop you from seeking options for your future. From our offices in Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis and Jackson, the lawyers at the Gilbert Firm are prepared to go to any lengths to fight your case. If you need legal counsel or if you are interested in becoming a part of our larger professional network, please call at 888.996.9731 or fill out our contact form to reserve a consultation.