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.

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Most workers who are paid an hourly wage and work more than 40 hours in a 7-day work week must be paid overtime. When paying overtime, a business must pay at least one and one-half times the worker’s regular hourly rate.

If your  Dallas employer did not pay you your overtime, you may be able to get  up to double your unpaid overtime dollars, going back up to three years and your  attorneys’ fees for filing your unpaid wages lawsuit.

Whether or not you are entitled to overtime pay will depend on  your employer’s business and how your duties at the business have been categorized by your employer.   Most people in Dallas  are entitled to overtime pay. Speak to one of our unpaid overtime lawyers.

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), requires  that Dallas employers pay their non-exempt employees, one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked per week in excess of 40 hours.

Do You  Have A Dallas Unpaid Overtime  Claim?

You may have an unpaid overtime claim if:
If you were under paid and are a tipped employee
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
If you were not paid for meal or rest breaks that you had to work through
If you were not paid for hours at required training programs and classes
If you wee cheated out of pay for travel time to a work assignment
If you were not paid for waiting time you spent on the employer’s premises or taking on or off required gear
Worked through lunch and not get paid
Had take work home and not get paid
Worked more than 40 hours a week and not pay you for the hours worked
Had your your time records changed

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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.

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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.

Houston Unpaid Overtime Lawyer News |Overtime Lawsuit Filed

Houston unpaid overtime lawyer advises that a new unpaid overtime has been filed  in Houston Division -Southern District of Texas. Unpaid overtime claims for workers have increased in the Houston area. This particular lawsuit was filed against  a local Houston concrete company. All non exempt workers who work over 40 hours in a given work week are entitled to overtime pay. That is the law.

This unpaid overtime lawsuit was filed against the Houston based company Santanas Concrete. The lawsuit claimed the concrete company  failed to pay overtime wages. The lawsuit was filed as a collective action in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Santanas Concrete, Inc. and Santana Diaz, claiming  unpaid overtime wages and failure to maintain accurate records in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The lawsuit  alleges that the employee  was paid on an hourly basis and regularly worked in excess of 40 hours per week, but he was not paid time-and-a-half for time worked more than 40 hours per week. The also claims that  the contracting company also failed to maintain accurate time and pay records for the plaintiff.

The employees in the class  action seek to recover unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages, plus attorney fees and court costs. The case is filed in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:15-cv-02700. The lawsuit was filed by a Texas law firm.

Paycheck lawyer has filed similar lawsuits for unpaid overtime and is ready to file a lawsuit both individually and as a collective- class action for Houston workers who have been cheated out of overtime pay.