A Texas hospital has agreed to pay its employees several thousands of dollars
in back wages for unpaid back overtime. The payment came as the result
of a federal investigation into the hospital’s payroll practices
that revealed employees had not been paid for overtime hours worked and
for skipped meals during work hours.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides that virtually all non-exempt
employees are entitled to
overtime compensation at a rate of one and one-half times their regular rate of pay. Although
this rule sounds straightforward, it is complex and contains several exemptions.
As a result, unpaid overtime claims are one of the most frequent employee
Due to the nature of their work, many cases involving hospital employees
and overtime compensation have occurred across the country. Often, workers
miss meals, or find their breaks cut-short or have to work longer hours
than scheduled. Regardless of the reason, workers deserve to be paid for
the time worked and employers may be found in violation of the FLSA if
they fail to pay adequate overtime compensation.
If you believe you have not received all the compensation you are entitled
contact the dedicated Atlanta overtime compensation lawyers at Buckley Beal LLP.
Our Georgia employment law firm is committed to ensuring workers obtain
all the wages they deserve.