...95 percent of the lawsuits filed included allegations of overtime violations.
Knoxville, Tenn. (PRWEB) November 25, 2014
Tennessee law firm Greg Coleman Law is currently accepting wage violation claims on behalf of employees who allege that their employer is violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a law that establishes standards for minimum wage, overtime pay and labor conditions. Employers who fail to legally compensate their employees can be forced to pay all of the back pay that they owe their employees.
Examples of wage violations include:
- Failing to pay compensable time
- Failing to pay for vacation time
- Paying compensatory time instead of overtime pay
- Improper time tracking
According a study by the U.S. Government of Accountability Office published on Dec. 18, 2013, approximately 97 percent of FLSA lawsuits filed in 2012 were against private sector employers. Additionally, 95 percent of the lawsuits filed included allegations of overtime violations. According to data from the U.S. Courts, the number of Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuits filed between 2010 and 2011 increased by 15 percent.
It is important that employees become familiar with the Fair Labor Standards Act in order to recognize if their employer is failing to compensate them for hours worked.
To learn more about the Fair Labor Standards Act and how Greg Coleman Law may be able to help, visit http://www.gregcolemanlaw.com.
About Greg Coleman Law
As well-respected name in personal injury law, Greg Coleman Law is committed to helping those who have been injured by the actions of another in the state of Tennessee. The personal injury attorneys at Greg Coleman Law have a wealth of knowledge and experience in premises liability, dangerous drug litigation, medical malpractice, product liability claims, ERISA lawsuits and general class action claims.
Greg Coleman Law PC
550 West Main Ave, Suite 600
Knoxville, TN 37902