Hawks Quindel

Milwaukee’s Unpaid Overtime Lawyers

Helping Workers Recover Their Hard-Earned Overtime Pay

Your Local Milwaukee Wage and Hour Team

Recovering unpaid overtime compensation on your own can be challenging. Each year, more employees trust Hawks Quindel’s team to file their claims for unpaid overtime than any other law firm in Wisconsin. Because of Hawks Quidnel’s experience and reputation, we are able to recover millions of dollars each year for Wisconsin’s hard-working employees.

Contact us Now for a Free Unpaid Overtime Consultation

Wage and hour consultations are free. We work on a contingency basis, meaning you do not pay a fee or court costs unless we are successful.

3 Steps to Securing Your Overtime

1. Contact us via phone or fill out the form (at right) to tell us about your claim for unpaid overtime wages.
2. Our attorneys will review your information and get back to you within 24 hours.
3. We will discuss your case with you, explain your rights, and answer your questions for free.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Wisconsin Wage and Hour laws require employers pay the majority of employees overtime pay at a rate of one and a half the regular rate for all hours worked over forty hours in a work week. If you have any questions regarding whether you are owed compensation under the law, contact us for a free consultation.

6 Ways Employers Commonly Violate Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Wisconsin Wage and Hour laws.

1. Failing to count all hours worked. Whether by rounding punch times, interrupting breaks, or not paying for shift change over, employers often fail to pay for all hours worked resulting in unpaid overtime.
2. Failing to include all compensation in the calculation of overtime wages. Shift differentials, bonuses, and other similar payments must be included in the calculation of the regular rate, thereby increasing the overtime rate.
3. Paying comp time rather than overtime. Private employers cannot use comp time or compensatory time (giving future time off rather than paying overtime) to avoid paying overtime. Only governmental employers are allowed to do so.
4. Averaging hours across workweeks. When an employee works more than 40 hours in a week, they have to get paid overtime in that week. An employer cannot avoid paying overtime by averaging work across more than a seven-day workweek period.
5. Misclassifying an employee. Employers sometimes avoid paying overtime by classifying an employee as an executive, administrative, or professional employee, or as an independent contract, when they should pay them overtime compensation.
6. Paying an employee a salary. Just because an employee paid a salary, it doesn’t remove the requirement that an employer pay overtime compensation. Some salaried employees are still entitled to overtime compensation.

Hawks Quindel’s overtime pay attorneys are advocates for Wisconsin’s workers, we understand the concerns and difficulties you face, and we achieve outstanding results for employees across the state. Contact us today to speak with our experienced overtime attorneys

Contact Our Milwaukee Wage & Hour Team

Contact Our Milwaukee Wage & Hour Team

Your Local Milwaukee Wage and Hour Team

Recovering unpaid overtime compensation on your own can be challenging. Each year, more employees trust Hawks Quindel’s team to file their claims for unpaid overtime than any other law firm in Wisconsin. Because of Hawks Quidnel’s experience and reputation, we are able to recover millions of dollars each year for Wisconsin’s hard-working employees.

Contact us Now for a Free Unpaid Overtime Consultation

Wage and hour consultations are free. We work on a contingency basis, meaning you do not pay a fee or court costs unless we are successful.

3 Steps to Securing Your Overtime

1. Contact us via phone or fill out the form (at right) to tell us about your claim for unpaid overtime wages.
2. Our attorneys will review your information and get back to you within 24 hours.
3. We will discuss your case with you, explain your rights, and answer your questions for free.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Wisconsin Wage and Hour laws require employers pay the majority of employees overtime pay at a rate of one and a half the regular rate for all hours worked over forty hours in a work week. If you have any questions regarding whether you are owed compensation under the law, contact us for a free consultation.

6 Ways Employers Commonly Violate Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Wisconsin Wage and Hour laws.

1. Failing to count all hours worked. Whether by rounding punch times, interrupting breaks, or not paying for shift change over, employers often fail to pay for all hours worked resulting in unpaid overtime.
2. Failing to include all compensation in the calculation of overtime wages. Shift differentials, bonuses, and other similar payments must be included in the calculation of the regular rate, thereby increasing the overtime rate.
3. Paying comp time rather than overtime. Private employers cannot use comp time or compensatory time (giving future time off rather than paying overtime) to avoid paying overtime. Only governmental employers are allowed to do so.
4. Averaging hours across workweeks. When an employee works more than 40 hours in a week, they have to get paid overtime in that week. An employer cannot avoid paying overtime by averaging work across more than a seven-day workweek period.
5. Misclassifying an employee. Employers sometimes avoid paying overtime by classifying an employee as an executive, administrative, or professional employee, or as an independent contract, when they should pay them overtime compensation.
6. Paying an employee a salary. Just because an employee paid a salary, it doesn’t remove the requirement that an employer pay overtime compensation. Some salaried employees are still entitled to overtime compensation.

Hawks Quindel’s overtime pay attorneys are advocates for Wisconsin’s workers, we understand the concerns and difficulties you face, and we achieve outstanding results for employees across the state. Contact us today to speak with our experienced overtime attorneys

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