What can I do if I believe I’m owed over 1 years worth of unpaid overtime due to being falsely classified as salary exempt?

Asked on October 20, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Maryland

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If you were not exempt from overtime--whether hourly or salaried there are salaried staff who are eligible for extra pay when working more than 40 hours in a week--and were not paid it, you could either 1 retain an employment law attorney and bring a lawsuit for the money or 2 contact the Labor Dept. and file a wage-and-hour complaint for the money. 1 is probably faster--your own attorney will be focused on your case in a way a government agency is not but 2 is free.


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