If you file a lawsuit under the Failed Labor Standards Act, the law protects you from retaliation. An employer who retaliates or discriminates against an employee for filing a lawsuit is in violation of the law and is subject to fines or even criminal prosecution. The affected employee is entitled to legal or equitable relief including, without limitation, employment reinstatement, promotion, and a payment of lost wages, plus attorney's fees and court costs. Punitive damages are also available in appropriate cases and in anti-retaliation cases may be brought against individuals as well as their employers.
Hiring an attorney experienced with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the first step in protecting your overtime rights.
The Fair Labor Standars Act or the FLSA defines work as time spent performing job related activies which benefit your employer.
An employer can not manipulate the work week to avoid paying overtime. However, it is legal for your employer to adjust your work shift during a work week to avoid having you work overtime.
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