Virginia Beach Unpaid Overtime

The Wages and Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law that establishes employment standards affecting employees in the private sector, and those who work for the government. It establishes overtime pay for nonexempt employees and works to ensure employees are being fairly compensated. With widespread employment instability, many employers may seek to reduce hours, wages, or even terminate a portion of their workforce. If you have had overtime wages withheld, or are being paid less than you are entitled to by law, work with a Virginia Beach unpaid overtime attorney to secure the wages you have earned.

Important Information about Virginia Labor Law

The state of Virginia does not have its own laws to protect employees against the wrongful actions of their employers regarding wages and overtime. Thus, the state follows the federal Wages and Fair Labor Standards Act. Under this act, the majority of hourly employees are entitled to overtime compensation when they work more than forty hours within a consecutive 7-day work week. The minimum wage in Virginia mirrors the federal minimum wage and is currently at $7.25 per hour.

There are several rules and regulations regarding tips for those in the service industry. An employer who hires employees who make tips may be exempt from paying the federal minimum wage and can pay less than that amount provided that the tips make up for the difference. If they don’t, the employer is responsible for paying the difference.

Situations sometimes arise in which employers mistakenly exempt employees from receiving overtime, and many workers in Virginia Beach may not know that, based on their job responsibilities and the work they perform, they are actually entitled to time-and-a-half pay for hours worked over 40 hours per week. Other times, employers may intentionally withhold overtime pay. If you have recently been terminated or terminated an employee on bad terms, an issue regarding unpaid overtime may arise.  Whatever the case may be, it is important to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable and experienced unpaid overtime attorney.

Attorney Lisa A. Bertini has dedicated her career to standing up for the rights of disenfranchised employees. She also works closely with companies of all sizes to establish proper human resource guidelines and policies. Her experience working on both sides of the law provides a valuable advantage in each case. If you have concerns about pay that you believe you are owed, schedule an appointment with our employment lawyer by calling (757) 222-9165 or contact our law firm online.

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Bertini Law Firm

1055 Laskin Road
Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Chesapeake Employment Lawyers

Although it is never legal to harass an employee in the workplace or deny an employee benefits, or to discriminate against hiring a potential employee based on a variety of protected factors, these situations frequently go unreported right here in Chesapeake, Virginia. Out of fear of losing their jobs, many employees fail to speak up against misconduct in the workplace. Legal issues are prevalent in all areas of employment law, which is why employment lawyers at Bertini Law fight hard to ensure your rights are protected.

If you believe you have been subjected to abusive and discriminatory conduct in the workplace, you may find solace in pursuing litigation against your employer. This is not an easy decision to make; and many employees fear retaliation from their employer for voicing their concerns regarding unfair treatment and illegal practices. The Chesapeake employment lawyers at Bertini Law take your plight to heart and work diligently to understand the facts around your case to win the best possible results for you. Our attorneys make it their business to uphold your rights and show you that many protections exist to guard you against unwelcome discriminatory and harassing conduct.

Laws such as the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the American Disabilities Act, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are just a few of the federal laws in place that protect worker’s rights. By law, you should not have to deal with unfair or abusive treatment in the workplace. Knowledgeable Chesapeake employment lawyer Lisa A. Bertini has decades of experience applying these laws to a wide range of employment cases, representing employees at all levels in a variety of industries.

At Bertini Law, we work closely with each of our clients to help them understand the legal process and thoroughly prepare them for litigation. Our employment attorneys in Chesapeake understand that, for many of our clients, pursuing litigation against an employer is their first experience fighting for justice. With several years of service dedicated to fighting for employee rights, our attorneys have a firm grasp on Virginia employment laws and have experienced successful outcomes for many of our clients. Whether you are the victim of sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, breach of contract, retaliation, or are fighting to receive unlawfully withheld pay or unemployment benefits, let our dedicated attorneys tackle your case. Call (757) 222-9165 for a legal consultation.

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Bertini Law Firm

1055 Laskin Road
Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23451