Unpaid Overtime Wages
Madia Law Represents Employees in Unpaid Wages, Unpaid Overtime, and Unlawful Deductions Cases
1) pay their employees at least the minimum wage for all hours worked;
2) pay their employees time and a half for overtime worked; and
3) allow their employees reasonable breaks for meals and use of the restroom.
Madia Law represented “Michelle” and 24 of her peers in a case against Regency Beauty Institute. Michelle and her coworkers worked for Regency as Admissions Representatives – essentially a “call center” type position that required them to call prospective students all day, inform them about Regency, and encourage them to seek admission. Though Michelle and her coworkers regularly worked 45-55 hours per week, Regency paid them all on a salary basis to avoid paying overtime. Madia Law won collective class certification of the suit pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which allowed 24 of Michelle’s fellow coworkers to join the suit. After over a year of discovery, the parties settled the case for an average recovery of approximately $8,500 to each plaintiff.
The Fair Labor Standards Act mandates that employers pay non-exempt employees at least minimum wage for all hours worked, and time and a half for all hours worked over 40 per week. It also allows employees to proceed collectively against their employer to recover their wages. The Fair Labor Standards Act absolutely prohibits “off the clock” work – if your employer requires you to work “off the clock” or perform any work without pay, then you may have a claim. The Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act supplements the federal protections offered by the Fair Labor Standards Act to guarantee protections to Minnesota employees regarding overtime pay, minimum wage, and unlawful deductions.
Please note that every case is different, with its own unique facts. Just because Michelle and her peers obtained a large settlement doesn’t mean that you will obtain the same result in your case. Please contact Madia Law to discuss your case in detail and get an accurate assessment of is value.
You May Be Entitled to Lost Wages and Liquidated Damages
If your employer has failed to properly pay you for your work, overtime, or made unlawful deductions from your paycheck, you may be entitled to not just your back pay and actual damages, but also liquidated damages in an amount equal to your actual damages. Additionally, you may be entitled to your attorney fees and costs.
Contact Our Minnesota and Wisconsin Unpaid Wages, Unpaid Overtime, and Unlawful Deductions Employment Lawyers Today
You must act quickly when it comes to filing a claim for unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, or unlawful deductions. If you wait, there may be strict statutes of limitation that may bar you from filing a claim against your employer. Call Madia Law today to discuss your case. All consultations are free.