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Hospital Workers Entitled To Unpaid Back Overtime

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 complaints.

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 to, please 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.