I Hold Employers Accountable For Unpaid Wages And Overtime Pay
Do you suspect your employer is violating labor laws or not fully paying you for your work? Paying straight time for overtime hours and forcing you to work off the clock are examples of wage and hour violations.
It can add up to serious money over time – hundreds or thousands of dollars of your rightful pay that the employer is pocketing instead. I can vigorously assert your rights to make your employer comply with the law and compensate you for any back wages.
Call 502-791-9254 for a free initial consultation. I handle unpaid overtime, other wage and hour cases, and other employment matters in the greater Louisville area.
Experienced Representation For Kentucky Wage And Hour Law Claims
My name is Mark G. Hall. I have 15-plus years of experience in employment law, including representing employees in wage and hour disputes. If your employer has been violating the law, you could be entitled to back pay, plus penalties and interest.
I welcome the full spectrum of wage and hour cases:
- Unpaid overtime – Most employers must pay the overtime premium (time and a half) for any time worked beyond 40 hours in a workweek or for any hours on a seventh consecutive day.
- Unpaid wages – The employer cannot force you to clock out and keep working for no pay. You cannot be paid less than the Kentucky minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Employers must pay you for waiting time (down time), on-call shifts and travel time such as driving from one job site to the next.
- Docked pay – Employers cannot deduct money from your paycheck for broken equipment, bathroom breaks or other reasons.
- Tip violations – Employers cannot pocket employees’ tips or require workers to split tips with management. You cannot be paid less than $7.25 an hour between your base wages and tips.
- Meal and rest breaks – You are entitled by law to a paid rest break at least every four hours, and one (unpaid) meal break. You cannot be denied reasonable bathroom breaks.
- Misclassification – Some employees are purposely classified as exempt from overtime pay when they should in fact be eligible for overtime.
- Independent contractor status – If the company dictates your hours, where you work and other aspects of your contracting gig, you may be entitled to all the pay and benefits of a regular employee.
Find Out If You Are Owed Money By Your Employer
These are not all of the wage and hour rules, and there are numerous exceptions under the law. Let me determine if the employer is in compliance or in violation of your employment rights. I have obtained good recoveries for clients in out-of-court settlements and cases presented to the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.
The construction, retail, fast food and trucking industries are notorious for skirting wage and hour laws, but I represent people from all sectors and all types of jobs, including professionals, salespersons, tech workers and administrative personnel who have been exploited through unpaid overtime.