Alabama Wage Claims Lawyers
Adam M. Porter
A Knowledgeable Birmingham Wage and Hour Law Lawyer
Employers are required to pay hourly employees and some salaried employees in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). However many employers require employees to work off-the-clock, fail to pay time and a half for overtime, or claim that they do not have to pay overtime because employees are non-exempt.
The most common violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are:
- failure to pay overtime or violation of overtime laws.
- requiring people to work off the clock.
As an Alabama employment law attorney, I have extensive experience handing wage and hour violations related to overtime laws and working off the clock.
Violation of Overtime Laws
According to the FLSA, employers are required to pay employees premium pay for any hours worked over forty hours in a fixed and regularly recurring 168 hour period. Many employers skirt this law by promoting people into salaried positions, giving them a title such as assistant manager, and claiming they are exempt. While recent changes in overtime laws have made few people eligible for overtime, many employers are still illegally withholding overtime pay. I am committed to helping people who have been unfairly denied overtime pay.
Many jobs require employees to perform specific duties before they can begin working or once they have completed their work activities. Any time you are performing any work related activity, you must be financially compensated by your employer. Some activities such as daily machinery maintenance, discussing production schedules, and discussing daily assignments are often not compensated and therefore qualify as working off-the-clock.
Retaliation for Wage and Hour Complaints
Employees can not be fired for making complaints about failure to pay overtime wages or working-off-the-clock. In addition to handling these claims, I also have significant experience handling claims related to retaliation, discrimination, and harassment.
Contact an Experienced Birmingham, Alabama, Overtime laws Attorney
I offer free initial consultation, contingency fee arrangements, and evening, weekend and morning appointments for clients dealing with overtime violations and wage and hour matters throughout northern and central Alabama.
If you or a family member has been improperly compensated for hour worked, please contact a Birmingham wage and hour lawyer for a free initial consultation. I can be reached by phone at 205-322-8999 or by e-mail.
Adam M. Porter
2301 Morris Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35203-4391
Adam Porter’s office is located in Birmingham, Alabama and serves clients throughout northern and central Alabama, including Shelby County and Jefferson County, and the cities of Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Gadsden, Anniston, Cullman, Decatur, and Bessemer.