Federal law requires employees pay their (non-exempt) employees at least the federally-mandated minimum wage for every hour worked. For every hour worked over 40 hours per work, employers must pay their employees 1.5 times their hourly rate.
Problems arise when employers ask employees to work "off the clock", in an attempt to avoid paying employees overtime pay or straight pay. Employers also can misclassify workers as non-exempt when in fact they are subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. If you believe you have been victimized by your employer and failed to receive the wages you are entitled to, call an experienced Tennessee employment lawyer at Hardee, Martin, Donahoe, Owens & Wright, P.A. today and know your rights. You may be entitled to back wages, liquidated damages and attorney fees. 1(800)441-3193.