Employment Law

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You work very hard for your wages. The compensation you receive has been well earned with your time and hard work, and this compensation should always be fair.

Thankfully, we have a set of federal employment laws in the U.S. that recognizes the power that a business can have over its employees. These laws exist to safeguard the rights of workers against unfair practices or abuse. Whether you live a comfortable life or have to get by from paycheck to paycheck, everyone deserves to be treated and paid fairly in their workplace.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), along with varying state laws, has established employee protections such as a minimum wage and overtime pay requirements, along with other employment standards. If you fit the requirements of a covered, non-exempt, employee under the FLSA then you are entitled to compensation for ALL of your time spent working.  Do not allow an employer to coerce you into doing work off the clock for which you should be getting paid, or violate your rights to certain amounts of paid meals and rest breaks throughout the day. For more information regarding your rights and classification under FLSA, visit the U.S. Department of Labor website, or contact the attorneys at The Cochran Firm – Dothan for a free consultation.

At The Cochran Firm – Dothan, our lawyers have extensive experience advocating on behalf of workers in nationwide collective actions involving thousands of employees. We are also here to help combat instances of unfair and illegal treatment by employers.  If your employer is in violation of one or more of the federal wage and hour laws, the extra time you have worked or the rest and meal breaks you have missed can add up quickly. You may be entitled to back pay or additional overtime. If you have worked the hours, you deserve to be compensated accordingly.

To protect yourself from unfair or illegal treatment in the workplace, it is important to understand your rights and have a dedicated and experienced advocate on your side. At The Cochran Firm –Dothan, our employment lawyers offer a depth of legal expertise, talent, and national resources. We are committed to providing you and your family quality representation throughout your employment claim.

To schedule an appointment for a free consultation, call The Cochran Firm – Dothan today at 334-673-1555.