Service Technicians & Installers

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.

Service Technicians and Installers who work in the field doing repair work or performing installations in a customer’s home are often paid by the job or a piece rate and are not paid overtime wages, or even paid for all hours worked. These employees – even electricians, plumbers and their assistants – are often entitled to overtime pay. Installers, such as cable installers and persons installing flooring, cabinets, doors, windows, siding, fencing, etc., are often misclassified as independent contractors. As a result of this worker misclassification, they may be not paid for all hours actually worked or may not properly receive overtime wages for hours worked in excess of forty in a workweek. Some employers even unlawfully instruct their workers not to record more than forty hours on their time sheets.

Do you believe an employer owes you unpaid wages?

OSMAN & SMAY LLP can help. If you have worked as a Service Technician or an Installer within the past three (3) years and have questions about your employee rights, CONTACT US to schedule a free consultation with an employment lawyer.

OSMAN & SMAY LLP represents employees in the states where our attorneys are admitted to practice: Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, New York and the District of Columbia.