Higgins Firm Launches Overtime Test
Do you deserve overtime pay? Find out.
Higgins Law Firm introduces an application that lets managers, professionals, salaried and hourly employees find out about their right to overtime pay. The app was created in response to a growing number of claims for overtime pay.
Anyone who works more than 40 hours a week has a potential claim for overtime compensation. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) governs who can and cannot make a claim for overtime pay.
Overtime claims are up and a number of class actions have been filed for groups of workers that have been wrongly denied pay--usually time and a half. Those workers include stock brokers, pharmacuetical representatives and other mangers, professionals and sales people.
Higgins Law Firm reviews overtime cases nationwide and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization that recognizes trial lawyers who have been personally responsible for recovering more than a million dollars for a single client in a single case. Jim Higgins, the founder of the firm, and his staff of attorneys and paralegals, never represent employers and never charge an attorney fee unless they recover money for an employee.
ADA Suit Filed in Federal Court
The Higgins Law Firm has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a disabled Florida man who was denied access to a factory outlet shopping mall.
The American's with Disabilities Act requires that businesses and governments make their facilities available to all people, including those with physical limitations. This means curb cuts, handrails, signage, ramps and other reasonable accomodations.
Learn more about the ADA and the Firm's ADA practice here.
Media Starts to Track Overtime Stories
Jim Higgins, the founder of the Higgins Firm is shown here being interviewed for another story about overtime abuse. Nationally claims for overtime pay are up as the economy picks up while unemployment remains a persistent problem. FDR confronted the same issue during the Great Depression and created the Fair Labor Standards Act in response. Most employees are guaranteed the right to extra pay if they work more than 40 hours in a week. There are exceptions—of course—and then there are exceptions to the exceptions. If you call toll-free 855-LAW EMPLOY someone will help you sort through the sometimes complicated world of overtime rights.