Wage and Hour Law

Wage and Hour violations are found industry and nationwide. While many Americans now earn at least the federal minimum wage, millions still do not and Forester Haynie has prosecuted numerous class actions throughout the United States for egregious minimum wage violations. In addition to minimum wage violations, Forester Haynie covers unpaid overtime, misclassified independent contractors, and any other misclassified exempt status cases. You may already be a member of or have a possible class action case and not even know it. 

Forester Haynie has handled numerous unpaid wage and overtime cases for:

  • Service Industry Employees: In many states, it is lawful for tipped employees to be paid only $2.13/hour; however, tips are the property of an employee. If your company is making you participate in an unlawful tip pool, you and your co-workers may have a case against your employer. This applies to any type of tipped employee, restaurants, delivery drivers, and more.
  • Health Care & Service Coordinators: Health care workers are commonly paid on an exempt, salaried basis, but the law is clear that these workers are overtime-eligible. Many workers are often misclassified as being ‘exempt’ from overtime and may be owed wages from additional hours worked.
    • Job titles don’t determine exemption status. In order to be considered ‘exempt’ employees/employers must meet certain standards to be covered legally. Some employers intentionally or accidentally overlook these extra standards meaning many salaried employees are misclassified and aren’t actually ‘exempt’ and should be eligible for overtime pay.
  • Oilfield workers: Oilfield workers are generally entitled to overtime pay, even when already earning daily well and rig bonuses. Even when oilfield companies do provide overtime pay, they often short change their hardest workers by failing to (1) pay for all of the actual hours worked (like on-call time) or (2) calculate this bonus pay into overtime pay, as the law requires.
  • Independent contractors: Just because you’ve been told by your employer that you’re an independent contractor, been given a 1099, or signed paperwork agreeing to be an independent contractor, does not mean you are legally an independent contractor under federal law. In fact, many employers have illegally and incorrectly classified their workers as independent contractors.
  • Commission-based Inside Salespeople
  • Computer & IT Professionals (misclassification) 
  • Assistant Managers, Non-Supervisor ‘Executives’ or ‘Administrators’ (misclassification)
  • Construction, Janitorial, Maintenance, and other Hourly-Paid Laborers

Wage and hour law is complicated. Tens of thousands of employees nationwide have trusted Forester Haynie to get them them the money they’re owed and that they deserve. Jay Forester has literally authored the wage and hour book in Texas and nationally and has been winning wage and hour cases for years.

Given how most wage and hour statutes work, your claim may be decreasing daily – contact us today by submitting this form so we can get started as soon as possible: