Frequently Asked Questions About Overtime Rights & Violations
Answers from Our Employment Law Attorneys
At Jaffe Glenn Law Group, we have encountered a wide range of questions
from our clients during our more than
30 years of combined experience. We realize that the field of overtime law is not something everyone is
familiar with, which is why we have collected some of the most commonly
asked questions encountered at our firm and provided the answers below.
We hope you find this information helpful.
Why should I file a claim?
Filing a claim is the most effective way of obtaining the unpaid wages
you rightfully deserve. While some employers will take your request into
consideration and pay you what you are owed, others are not as cooperative.
In our experience, employers often change their tune once we become involved.
Filing a claim against them sends a strong message, which they should
consider taking seriously.
What if I lose my job if I file a lawsuit against my employer?
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), it is illegal for an employer
to retaliate against an employee who has filed an overtime lawsuit against
them. If your employer mistreats, demotes, or fires you, we can help you
amend your overtime claim to include a retaliation case. The law is on
I have an office job and work long hours without overtime pay. Am I exempt
from receiving overtime?
American workers qualify
for overtime benefits, not all workers are eligible. White collar workers
who earn $455 a week and perform a managerial or high-level job that requires
an advanced degree are considered exempt from overtime wages. However,
cases vary, which is why it is best that you discuss your case with one
of our New Jersey overtime law attorneys during a free
Why should I hire your firm to handle my overtime case?
Our firm has more than three decades of experience and has handled a wide range of
matters. Our clients are so important to us that we make ourselves available
to them 24/7. This kind of unparalleled and dedicated client service is
hard to find. We have handled large class action lawsuits ad have been
able to obtain double the amount some of our clients were owed. When it
comes to defending your rights, we are relentless.
I can't afford to hire a lawyer. What are my options?
We realize that as you wait to be paid your unpaid wages, you and your
family may be experiencing financial strain. This is why we proudly offer
all our clients a free case evaluation so they can get the answers they
need to begin filing for a claim. Once you choose to hire our legal services,
you can feel at ease in knowing that our legal fees will be paid by your
employer. There are no upfront costs.
Do you speak Spanish? I would rather discuss my case in my native tongue.
¡Hablamos Español! The Jaffe Glenn Law Group is a Spanish-speaking
law firm, so if you prefer to discuss your case in Spanish, we would be
happy to accommodate your request.
Have more questions? Call us today!
If one of your questions was not mentioned here, please do not hesitate to
call us for the answers you need. We are here to help you understand your rights
as an American worker.