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When is it Time to Call an Overtime Lawyer?

When is it Time to Call an Overtime LawyerIf you think or know that your Washington, DC employer is not paying you properly, now is a good time to call a DC overtime lawyer. Employers are supposed to adhere to strict laws and guidelines on paying their employees fairly. If your employer is not doing this, they should be held accountable and pay you any money they owe you without you suffering negative repercussions as a result of you holding them to this.

While many employers are honest and do the right thing when it comes to paying their employees, there are employers who do not. If you are in the unfortunate situation of being employed by someone or a company that does not pay their workers the way they should, an overtime lawyer in DC (or the jurisdiction where you are employed) may be able to help you get compensated for what you are owed.

Holding Dishonest Employers Accountable

It is important to right it when an employer does not pay you what you are supposed to get by holding them accountable for their actions. It is also important to hold dishonest employers accountable and make them face the consequences of their actions, also so that that they do not do this to other employees. Standing up for your rights to an entity that is participating in illegal pay practices, may help you along with slews of other mistreated workers.

How an Overtime Lawyer Can Help

It is recommended that you try to hold a dishonest employer accountable for their dishonesty with the help of a Washington, DC overtime lawyer. A good lawyer can make you feel less alone during what is a scary time for most people. Knowing that you have a lawyer who knows the law and how to use it to protect your interests, can be a great comfort and protection.

Don’t take a dishonest employer’s excuses for why you are not entitled to overtime pay as the truth. An unfortunate reality is that employers are often wrong in their understanding of overtime law- and sometimes they just lie. Don’t get caught up in a dishonest employer’s web, call a reliable DC overtime lawyer today.

Basics of Overtime Law

It is important to note that while many states’ overtime pay laws are similar, each state has their own unique set of overtime laws. If you work in Washington, DC, it is important to enlist the help of an overtime lawyer who is licensed to practice in DC.

As a general rule, hourly employees are due overtime pay for working more than 40 hours in a given week, in most situations. Federal law and some state laws require this. In general, once an employee has worked over 40 hours in a week, the employer is supposed to pay at least one and a half times the employee’s regular pay rate.

If you think that you might be in need of a highly rated DC overtime lawyer, contact Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation with no obligations.

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