Construction & Skilled Laborers

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires certain employers to pay their employees overtime compensation for all hours worked in excess of forty in a workweek at a rate not less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay. Employees are generally assumed to be entitled to the rights and protections of the FLSA unless the employer is able to establish that such employees are not covered by the act because the employee fits within one of the several statutory exemptions.

Within the construction industry, many builders, contractors and construction companies have not correctly paid overtime wages to their employees. If you have worked in this field and were paid on a day rate, salary or simply paid straight time for overtime hours worked, you may be entitled to overtime wages that your employer failed to pay. Additionally, worker misclassification is a common problem for Construction Workers and Skilled Laborers. Employees in this field are often classified as “independent contractors” not covered by the FLSA, when they are truly employees who are entitled to receive overtime pay pursuant to the FLSA.

Do you believe an employer owes you unpaid wages?

The employment lawyers at OSMAN & SMAY LLP can help you understand your employee rights. If you have questions about whether or not you have been properly compensated as a Construction Worker or Skilled Laborer, CONTACT US today for a free consultation.

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