Protecting Tennessee Workers Against Wage And Hour Violations

When you spend so much of your time working, you expect to get paid appropriately. Although most employers are reasonably honest and provide legally adequate compensation for hours worked and overtime, some employers take advantage of their employees by failing to pay adequate wages, failing to pay overtime, delaying in providing employees their compensation, misclassifying workers, and committing other wage and hour violations.

If your employer has denied, refused or delayed your pay, you need an attorney to protect your rights.

At McCune Zenner Happell, PLLC, we take a range of cases involving wage and hour violations for clients in Brentwood and throughout Williamson County, Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

Your Rights As An Employee

There are numerous laws and regulations to protect workers — to protect you — from your employer taking advantage of you financially. At MZH, our attorneys will help you protect your right to fair pay.

At MZH, we represent workers in wage and hour cases involving:

  • Failure to pay: Although it is rare, some employers simply do not pay their workers, and other companies delay giving their workers the wages they've earned.
  • Underpaying: Underpaying can include offering wages that are below the minimum wage, not paying overtime wages and related violations.
  • Off-the-clock work: If your boss is asking you to not record your time for work you perform, you could have a wage and hour claim.
  • Employee misclassification: One common approach to minimizing wage costs is to improperly classify employees. Calling an employee an independent contractor or labeling an employee "except" from overtime and using other errant employee classifications can rise to the level of a legal violation.

Our attorneys have a wealth of knowledge and experience with the Fair Labor Standards act, federal and state minimum wage laws and other important regulations that employers must follow.

If you have put in the time and have done the work, you are entitled to receive appropriate pay. If you are not getting paid or if your payments have been delayed, your employer is stealing from you. Our lawyers can help protect your rights.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

Discuss your legal rights and options with an attorney from our firm by calling 615-953-8337 (615-425-FIRM) or by sending us an email today.