Uber Is Facing Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits

Paycheck lawyer is your source for updates to overtime laws in your state and at the Federal level. We keep you informed on the ongoing unpaid overtime class actions and are always searching for unpaid overtime news and alerts that may be of interest to our followers. Uber, the new interesting concept in drivers continues to be faced with class action overtime lawsuits.
An Uber  class action law suit is now in  federal court in Trenton, N.J.  The lawsuit was originally filed by former Uber driver, Jaswinder Singh, in Monmouth County Superior Court on April 22nd and was moved  to U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on May 27th.  The suit claims  Uber violated the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law and the New Jersey Wage Payment Law because the failed to pay overtime to drivers working more than 40 hours per week.    Uber drivers in New Jersey and other states are currently classified as “independent contractors” under their contracts, meaning Uber has no legal obligation to pay the requested overtime wages. The Uber drivers in New Jersey are claiming they are  eligible employees because they “completely relied on Uber for driving assignments” and did not have the independence to make important decisions.

Uber has faced a series of wage claim lawsuits.  The first major case, O’Connor v. Uber Technologies, Inc., involved California and Massachusetts Uber drivers, similarly claiming they were wrongly categorized as independent contractors.  That case was settled in April 2016.  It left the independent contractor question unresolved.   Uber drivers in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, and Texas have filed similar lawsuits.

Will these cases go to trial? If so, courts may have the opportunity to finally determine the employment status of Uber drivers. A designation of employee could result in overtime wages along with other legal protections offered exclusively to employees.
If courts do categorize the drivers as employees, how will it affect the Uber experience? Much of Uber’s success lies in its business structure. Designating drivers as independent contractors reduces or eliminates many expenses for the company and it allows for greater freedom for drivers.   Will Uber have to make drivers employees?This  will certainly change the internal structure of Uber,
Will Uber be able to continue settling these lawsuits? The large $100 million settlement has clearly attracted drivers in other states. We will soon see if Uber continues to settle these cases as a cost of doing business or if/when it will risk going to trial to decide the employee designation dispute.  In December, 2015, The Wall Street Journal predicted the value of Uber could exceed $60 billion, so paying settlement claims to quiet disgruntled workers seems to be a viable option, at least for now.

If you are an Uber driver and would like to represent Uber Drivers in a class action lawsuit or wish to join one of the ongoing class action lawsuits contact paycheck lawyer.


Texas Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits Filed

What Is A Texas Overtime Lawsuit?

Texas  law requires employers to pay their employees overtime pay for time worked in excess of 40 hours in a work week at a rate of no less than one and a half their regular rate. Texas overtime pay is governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act, or the FLSA.  Overtime lawsuits arise when an employer tries to avoid paying their employees the  deserved overtime. If you have been cheated out of your overtime pay you may file a claim against your employer to collect your unpaid wages.

Many Texas Employers Attempt To Cheat Workers
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that your  employer pay non-exempt employees overtime. Many Texas employers  violate federal and state overtime pay laws in a variety of ways.

They misclassify an employee as exempt
They require employees to work off-the-clock
They incorrectly calculate overtime pay
How can I Sue For My  Overtime?
If a Texas  employer does not pay you  for overtime, you  can bring an employment unpaid overtime lawsuit  to recover back wages that you are entitled to. Under the FLSA, an employee may be entitled to recover liquidated damages or an award of additional compensation, up to an amount equal to the unpaid overtime.
Do you think your  Texas employer owes you overtime pay? Contact us today.


Texas Paycheck Lawyer | Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits

Your Texas Paycheck Lawyer is committed to getting you your  unpaid overtime. We can help you file an  unpaid overtime lawsuit. Overtime is your right. If you have been cheated out of your overtime pay we can help you file an unpaid overtime claim and get the money you deserve.

Texas Overtime Wages Attorney For Unpaid Wages and Unpaid Overtime

Has your  Houston, Dallas or  Odessa employer denied you your full wages or overtime pay? James Loren has close to 20 years of experience  get their unpaid wages.

Do You Have An Unpaid Overtime  Claim?
DO You Want To Sue Your Houston, Dallas, Odessa, Galveston, San Antonio  Employer?
If you haven’t been paid all the money you’ve earned at work, you might have a legal claim against your employer under Texas state or federal wage and hour law.

When Do I Have An Unpaid Overtime  Wages Claim?
Do I Have An Overtime Wages Claim?

If there were minimum wage violations by your employer
If you were under paid and are a tipped employee
If your employer is taking too much in deductions
If your employer failed to pay for every hour you worked including:Working “off the clock”, before clocking in or after clocking out for the day
Meal or rest breaks that you had to work through
Not paid for hours at required training programs and classes
Travel time to a work assignment
Any waiting time you spent on the employer’s premises
Did Your Employer?
Make you work through lunch and not pay you?
Make you take work home and not pay you?
Threaten to fire you when you asked to be paid for the amount of hours you worked?
Make you work more than 40 hours a week and not pay you for the hours worked overtime?
Change your time records?

Speak to a Texas overtime lawyer today.


Texas Paycheck Lawyer Gets You Your Overtime Pay

Do you need a San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, El Paso, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Plano, Garland, Lubbock, Laredo, Irving, Amarillo, or  Brownsville overtime lawyer?
Getting cheated out of your Texas Overtime Wages and Overtime Pay is no laughing matter.
Do You Want To Sue Your Employer For Your  Overtime Pay ?
That is what your Texas paycheck lawyer will do for you.  We have 20 years of experience helping people just like you get their unpaid overtime  wages.

So Your Employer Ripped You Off?

Did your employer  say you were an independent contractor and do not get overtime pay? Were you told your job title does not qualify you for overtime pay? Were you working “off the clock”, before clocking in or after clocking out for the day? Were you  paid for hours at required training programs and classes?
Did you get paid for travel time to a work assignment or  any waiting time you spent on the employer’s premises? Did you work through lunch and not get paid? Did  you take work home and not get paid for the extra work? Did  you work more than 40 hours a week and not pay you for the hours worked overtime?

Speak To An Experienced Texas Overtime  Lawyer.

Our overtime lawyers have  handled a variety of overtime cases and have tried numerous cases in both state and federal courts including complex unpaid wages claims for  petroleum and natural gas, farming, steel, banking and tourism industry employees.
We can help you file an unpaid  overtime wages  lawsuit if you have been cheated out of your overtime pay in:
Dallas, Houston, Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Arlington, Beaumont, Brownsville, College Station, Corpus Chrisit, Del Rio, Denton, EL Paso, Fort Worth, Galveston, Houston, Huntsville, Killeen, Laredo, Lubbock, Mcallen, Odessa, San Antonio, San Marcos, Tylor, Victoria, Waco and Wichita Falls or anyplace in Texas .
Get your Overtime lawyer here today.

 


Texas Overtime Attorneys For Misclassified Workers

Were you  Unlawfully Classified as an  Independent Contractor?

Did your employer fail to pay you an overtime wage in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act?

It is critical that you speak to an experienced Dallas, Houston, Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Arlington, Beaumont, Brownsville, College Station, Corpus Chrisit, Del Rio, Denton, EL Paso, Fort Worth, Galveston, Houston, Huntsville, Killeen, Laredo, Lubbock, Mcallen, Odessa, San Antonio, San Marcos, Tylor, Victoria, Waco, or Wichita Falls  unpaid overtime  lawyer.

Oil Field Workers Sue For Unpaid Overtime

Recently  a former project lead filed a lawsuit in the Southern District Court of Texas seeking overtime pay from ConocoPhillips and ConocoPhillips. He brought the case on behalf of himself and  other  project leads nationwide who were paid a day rate with no additional overtime pay. The lawsuit claimed  unlawfull  classification  of  workers as independent contractors, and failed to pay them an overtime premium in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The lawsuit seeks overtime pay, plus double damages.

A federal study shows  that an estimated 3.4 million employees are classified as independent contractors when they should be reported as employees.

Have you been classified as and independent contractor?  This is one of the ways employers try to get out of paying you overtime pay. Very often this classification is incorrect and you are actually entitled to overtime pay. Worker misclassification continues to mount in Texas.

Fight For Your Rights To Overtime Pay

Employee classification affects your getting paid overtime pay.  Whether you are exempt, non-exempt, or considered an independent contractor results in your getting the pay you are entitled to. You may be entitled to back-wages and other benefits under the law.

At Texas Paycheck Lawyer  our  overtime attorneys represent misclassified workers to get them the overtime compensation  they deserve.

Misclassifying Employees

(FLSA)  law states  that non-exempt employees in get  paid overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 hours a week. Certain employees are exempt from these requirements.

Exempt employees are typically employed as executive, professional, administrative, and outside sales employees.  Job titles have been used by employers to get  exempt status. Employees must meet certain tests regarding their job duties under both federal and state employment law to be considered exempt.

A Way To Cheat  You Out Of Overtime Pay

Misclassifying employees as independent contractors is one of the tricks employers use to get out of paying you overtime pay.
Employers will  incorrectly classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees.   This results in workers having the  rights of  employees entitled under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Have  You Misclassified?

Think your employer has misclassified you?  Get a free  consultation are available with our unpaid overtime attorneys.