Effectively Resolving Wage And Hour Disputes
When employees agree to work for an employer, it is with the expectation that they will be paid according to their contracts. This includes being properly compensated for overtime, weekend or holiday work, and breaks. However, that is often not what happens.
Many employees work 60 to 70 hours a week without receiving any overtime compensation. They are required to clock-out for “breaks” but are still expected to keep working. They are promised time off or promotions but not provided any official documentation, and the rewards are later denied.
In some situations, this is the result of miscommunication between employers and employees. In other situations it is the deliberate attempt of an employer to cheat their employees out of the funds they deserve. Whether you are defending your company’s honest intentions or are fighting against unlawful pay, an experienced Knoxville wage and hour disputes attorney can help.
In either case, Underwood Law Office, P.C., can help. Attorney Underwood has more than 20 years of experience representing employees and employers in East Tennessee in employment law matters.
Gatlinburg Unpaid Overtime Lawyer
One of the most important aspects of taking cases through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Tennessee Human Rights Commission (THRC) is having concrete information to support your case. When you work with Attorney Underwood, he can help make sure the employer is keeping accurate books and time sheets.
He can search for any discrepancies between the paychecks and the number of reported hours worked. In general, anything over 40 hours must be paid at time and a half.
If you are not being fairly compensated, Attorney Underwood can help make sure your case is heard and justice is obtained. Contact the firm online or call 865-329-6983 to schedule your free initial consultation.