FAQs

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 55 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 your side.

I have an office job and work long hours without overtime pay. Am I exempt from receiving overtime?
While most 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 case evaluation.

Why should I hire your firm to handle my overtime case?
Our firm has more than five decades of combined experience and has handled a wide range of overtime violation matters, as well as other employment related cases. 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 and have been able to obtain double the amount some of our clients were owed in overtime violations. 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.

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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.

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