Waste Disposal & Recycling Workers

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.

Waste Disposal and Recycling Workers are employed as drivers, helpers, throwers, and in other positions that involve hauling solid waste, environmental waste, or recycled material. Employees in this industry regularly work more than forty hours in a workweek without receiving overtime pay to which they are entitled. Often these employees are paid a day rate, per stop rate or an hourly rate and are not paid overtime wages. In addition, these types of employees are many times not paid for all hours worked as a result of automatic deductions for meal and personal breaks, or because they are not paid for the time spent traveling to and from their routes or work sites.

Do you believe an employer owes you unpaid wages?

OSMAN & SMAY LLP can help. If you have worked as a Waste Disposal or Recycling Worker and have questions about your employee rights, CONTACT US for 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.