Pursuant to Federal Statutes, under the Fair Labor Act, hourly employees as well as many salaried employees are entitled to receive overtime compensation per hour in excess of 40 hours a week. Overtime compensation results in compensation equal to 150% of your regular hourly rate (or what is commonly referred to as time and a half).
In this types of cases, if the law is applicable to you, your attorney, our firm, will be entitled to receiving its fees (compensation) as part of your recovery from the employer. This is an important factor in your ability to assess your rights in that, in addition to the fact that your first consultation to us is gratuitous, you will not have to pay any fees “out of pocket” in order to retain our services. It is also important for you to know that you may not only have a claim against your present employer, but ex-employers as well.