DISASTER RELIEF WORKERS COULD BE OWED OVERTIME
Disaster Relief Workers
When disaster strikes, most people take cover. However, relief workers are often the first on the scene. Whatever emergency an area experiences, people who work in disaster relief are often on the front lines alongside first responders, helping to contain and remedy damage done to property.
Job duties might include digging ditches, installing power lines, and cleaning up dangerous areas. This work is essential, but often, relief workers find that they’re not paid properly for the grueling work they undertake. We want to correct that.
How Disaster Relief Workers Help
Disaster relief workers take action when a calamity strikes, and they’re usually there long afterward helping put communities back together. Violent weather events include:
Relief workers perform dangerous, essential jobs. And on top of all that risk and hard work, they’re often victims of wage theft.
How Disaster Relief Workers Are Underpaid
Often, these laborers are paid day rates, which cover a prespecified amount of hours. If they work overtime, they should be duly compensated.
If a disaster relief worker does not receive overtime pay for working extra hours, they may be owed money under the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA.
Day rates are often used by employers who — either unintentionally or intentionally — consequently underpay their workers, across multiple industries.
How Can Workers Get What They’re Owed?
If you’re a disaster relief worker and believe you’re owed money by a former or current employer, please reach out for a free, confidential case evaluation. We’ll tell you how best to stand up against pay injustice and fight to recover the wages you’re owed.