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Wage and Hour Law

Alpharetta Wage and Hour Attorney

Georgia lawyer represents workers in minimum wage and overtime pay cases

You work hard to make a living. When you do not receive all the wages to which you are entitled because your employer violated the law, you have the right to recover the payment through legal means. The Reddy Law Firm, P.C. in Alpharetta has extensive experience assisting Georgia workers who believe they have not received the full wages they are owed. We will advocate for you to receive the compensation you deserve for the work you’ve done.

Exempt and nonexempt employees under FLSA overtime rules

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) classifies employees as exempt or nonexempt for the purposes of receiving an overtime premium for hours worked above 40 in a given week. Classification is generally based on the following three criteria:

  • How employees are paid
  • How much employees are paid
  • The type of work performed

Exempt employees are salaried and receive a guaranteed amount of pay each week. Nonexempt employees are paid hourly and are entitled to receive minimum wage and time-and-a-half for overtime. Sometimes employees who are actually nonexempt and should receive overtime pay are misclassified as exempt. K.P. Reddy, a seasoned labor and employment lawyer, can assess your situation to discover if you were misclassified, and if so, pursue recovery of your unpaid overtime premiums. Likewise, our firm also represents properly classified nonexempt workers who did not get time-and-a-half because their hours were counted inaccurately. 

Minimum wage disputes

The current U.S. federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. With a few exceptions, Georgia employees must be paid at this rate or higher. If you are being paid below the legal minimum wage based on the number of hours you’ve worked, Attorney K.P. Reddy will work to obtain the back pay you are owed and advocate for a remedy that ensures your employer’s compliance with wage regulations.

Meals and rest violations

Neither the FLSA nor Georgia law requires employers to offer lunch or coffee breaks. However, many employers do offer these chances for employees to step away from their job duties for a short time. The law does require that employees be paid for short breaks—generally those that last fewer than 30 minutes–and this time must be included in work hour and overtime calculations. If you have not been fairly compensated, we will investigate the violation and seek an appropriate remedy on your behalf. 

Unpaid wages and back pay claims

Whether you were paid less than the wage you agreed to, did not receive the overtime pay to which you were entitled or were docked for short breaks, our law firm can advise you about recovering the pay that you’re owed. We vigorously pursue unpaid wages and back pay for employees who are facing wage theft and unlawful non-payment issues. We may be able to recover payment through a negotiated settlement with your employer, a lawsuit or another remedy.  

Contact our Alpharetta law firm for help with your wage and hour dispute 

The Reddy Law Firm, P.C., in Alpharetta represents clients throughout Georgia in conflicts concerning overtime pay and other wage disputes. Schedule a free consultation with an experienced employment attorney by calling 678-629-3246 or contacting us online

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    11175 Cicero Drive
    Suite 100
    Alpharetta, Georgia 30022
    Phone: 678-629-3246
    Fax: 678-629-3247