Orlando Overtime Attorney
What You Need To Know About Overtime Damages
In overtime cases, it can be frustrating to not only be denied the full wages you are owed, but also incur additional expenses due to the withheld funds. If you bring forward a claim, you may have to retain a lawyer and seek counsel regarding your case. This could cost you attorney’s fees and related expenses. The good news? The damages in overtime cases may be included in any settlement or verdict you get in your case.
What Damages Can Be Covered in My Case?
This depends on the specific details of your overtime case. Typically, there are few damages that an employee can seek to obtain compensation for in their case.
An employee is legally entitled to recover the following damages in an overtime claim:
- Back pay for overtime hours worked up to two years before the lawsuit is filed and until the case concludes. (In some rare instances, however, employees may recover up to three years of back pay if the court determines the employer “knew” or “willfully disregarded” FLSA regulations.)
- Liquidated damages equal to the amount of back pay. (For example, if an employee is awarded $3,000 in back pay, he or she may be eligible for an additional $3,000 in liquidated damages.)
- Attorneys' fees and out-of-pocket litigation costs.
- In certain circumstances, punitive damages could be owed if we can prove their employer retaliated against them for filing a claim.
Whether you are seeking full damages or just want to make sure you are compensated for your legal fees, The Trial Professionals P.A. is here to make sure you get the favorable outcome you are looking for. We understanding how frustrating it can be to have your overtime wages denied—time and time again. Let us help you fight for the justice you deserve.
Give our Orlando overtime lawyers a call at (855) 375-9959 to set up an initial consultation. We advocate for employees from our offices in Miami, Ft. Myers, Naples, Delray Beach, Jacksonville, and more.