Unpaid Overtime Lawyers: How to
Do you know your rights when it comes to unpaid overtime? Did you know that the Fair Labor Standards
Act of 1938 mandates that workers who are nonexempt from the law be paid at least time and a half for
all hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek? If not, then this post is for you. Here are some tips on how
to find an Unpaid Overtime lawyer.
- Start by asking friends and family for a referral.
- Ask your state bar association if they recommend any attorneys in the area that specialize in Unpaid
Overtime cases. They will be able to tell you who is reputable and can help with such claims. The same
goes for law schools–ask them about employment lawyers, too!
Many of them have programs dedicated to helping workers get their wages back from employers that
do not honor labor laws or fair pay standards. Not only does this help ensure that employees are paid
what they deserve, but it also helps prevent other people from being cheated out of money and creates
positive public relations between the employer and employee community at large (and perhaps even
boosts morale). Sometimes small companies might need some guidance when it comes to how they are
viewed in the community.
- Do not forget about word of mouth! Tell your friends and family that you are looking for someone who
specializes in unpaid overtime cases, whether or not you end up hiring them (if they know anyone who
might be able to help). You never know–they might have a friend or relative that knows an attorney in