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3 companies sued after refusing to grant overtime pay

A class-action lawsuit was filed by two employees against three companies in Galveston, Texas alleging they violated laws regulating workers’ compensation, a November 7 article of SE Texas Record stated.

According to reports, plaintiffs Jesus Alberto Joya and Mauricio Espinal Canales claimed in their lawsuit their employers have not given the amount of overtime pay entitled to them. The two employees identified SKF Interest, Inc., F&F Interests, Inc., and Gary Farine as defendants. Reports revealed the two drivers regularly work more than 40 hours in a single week. A trial by jury is being sought by the plaintiffs and they are attempting to recover the total amount due to them, including expenses incurred in the trial.

The Austin attorneys at the Leichter Law Firm PC understand workers find it difficult to provide for the needs of their family if employers are negligent in paying the amount they should earn. If you are considering filing a claim, we may be able to provide you legal support against intimidating employers. Call us today at (956) 205-0884 to learn more about your legal options.


Things employees can do after being denied overtime pay

Every employee should know they are entitled to be paid for all the hours that they work. So, when employers require their employees to extend the time they work past the standard 40 hours per week, workers are entitled to receive a corresponding payment for the time they spent working. Below are some actions employees could take if they believe they are being denied their overtime pay.

  1. Record the exact hours you spent at work. Though some companies may actually have their own timekeeping system, employees may want to have their own copy as proof of their time rendered at work.
  2. Notify the U.S. Department of Labor if you suspect your employer wrongfully classified you as an on-call employee, volunteer worker, or independent contractor. By filling out the SS-8 form of the IRS, employees will know if their employer deliberately misclassified them.
  3. Contact an attorney who specializes in employment law to help you move your case forward.

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