As this article will show, it does not matter if you work at a small company selling widgets, or at fortune 500 company, or for a city entity, all employers make mistakes as to whether or not they have to pay overtime to their employers. Recently, a Kentucky Court of Appeals court ruled that Louisville firefighters were entitled to back pay for overtime they worked and were not paid for. So, it just goes to show you, that if you are an employee and you work more than 40 hours a week and you do not get overtime, even if you are told you are a salaried employee, that may not be correct and you may be entitled to overtime compensation. As a Louisville overtime lawyer, I can help you understand your legal rights and help you figure out if you are or are not entitled to overtime compensation.
In the firefighter’s case which can be further read in the Louisville Courier Journal paper at http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090904/NEWS01/909040364/Appeals+court+favors+firefighters+in+back+pay+suit the City of Louisville owes more than 800 firefighters back pay going back 15 years. This ruling will cost the city over $7.6 million plus interest. The city already owes the firefighters $19.7 million for another overtime lawsuit. With interest the city could be looking at having to pay over $50 million back out to the firefighters.
When hiring a Louisville overtime lawyer, please always bring with you to your first interview a copy of your pay stubs so that the attorney can see exactly what you were paid. Also, if there are any handbooks or other documents given to you by your employer that discuss your salary and overtime, these items should be reviewed as well. As a Louisville overtime attorney, the Law Offices of Andrew S. Alitowski is able to assist you in reviewing these documents and helping you figure out if you are entitled to overtime. Remember, if the City of Louisville can get it wrong, then any other employer can get it wrong as well. And we at the Law Offices of Andrew S. Alitowski are here to get it right!
If you have an overtime question, please call and speak to a Louisville overtime lawyer at the Law Offices of Andrew S. Alitowski at 888-ASK-ANDREW (275-2637) or contact us online. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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