LaBar & Adams, P.A. filed a lawsuit seeking unpaid overtime wages from his employer. Employee worked as a Service Advisor for employer. Employer claimed that employee was not entitled to overtime wages. Employer concluded the employee was employed in a position that was “exempt” from the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
The purpose of the FLSA is to protect workers from substandard wages and oppressive working conditions. It was enacted to remedy labor conditions that are detrimental to the maintenance of a minimum standard of living of America’s work force. The FLSA was passed to protect workers’ standards of living through the regulation of working conditions. Therefore, the FLSA imposes a “premium” for every hour worked in excess to the statutory standard of a forty (40) hour workweek.
Yet, there are some employees who are not entitled to overtime wages. It concluded the employees fell into a statutory “exemption” from the FLSA. Such employees are commonly referred to as “exempt” employees. We routinely and successfully challenged such classifications made by employers. These types of cases are often referred to as “misclassification” cases. Our client’s case is just one such case.
We were able to recover all overtime wages owed, an equal sum of liquidated damages, and attorney’s fees and costs. This recovery was obtained even though the Service Advisors were classified as “exempt.” If you or someone you know has been classified as “exempt” from overtime wages, you should contact an employment attorney.
We are committed to seeking justice for employees. Please contact the employment lawyers at LaBar & Adams, P.A. in Orlando at 407-835-8968 or fill out the online form located on our website if you believe you are misclassified.