Unpaid Overtime Accountant Lawsuit
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Accountants, Bookkeepers or Auditors | Lawsuit, Lawyer, Employment Law | Denied Overtime Pay, Misclassified Onder Professional and Administrative Exemption, Violation of the FLSA, Unlicensed Professionals Now Are Challenging Overtime Exemptions
Are you an accountant, auditor or bookkeeper who has been classified as an exempt employee, ineligible for overtime pay? If so, your employer may be violating the provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Simply because accountants, auditors and bookkeepers are considered to be "white collar" employees, many of the companies that hire them assume they are exempt from overtime regulations. But nothing could be further from the truth. Job title carries little weight when it comes to determining which employees may be exempt from receiving overtime pay.
If you work as an accountant, auditor or bookkeeper, and you're not being paid overtime, you may be able to receive back pay and other damages by filing an unpaid overtime lawsuit against your employer. Lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP who specialized in employment law are currently offering free lawsuit consultations to any accountant, auditor or bookkeeper who may have been wrongfully denied overtime pay. If you would like to learn more about filing an unpaid overtime lawsuit, we urge you to call us today.
Accountants, Bookkeepers and Auditors Who Do Not Have A CPA Are Entitled To Overtime Pay
According to the FLSA, overtime is paid at 1.5 times your normal hourly rate for every hour over 40 hours that you work in any given week. Many people who work as accountants, bookkeepers or auditors believe they are not eligible for overtime because they are "white collar workers." At the same time, it is not at all unusual for people employed in such positions to work 50 to 60 hours per week on a regular basis, especially during tax season and other busy times. But you should know that even if you are salaried, and even if your employer has granted you titles like "senior," "executive," or "professional, you may still be entitled to overtime pay.
Under the FLSA, job title is not a determining factor in deciding which employees receive overtime and which are exempt. People who hold accounting positions may be classified under the professional and the administrative exemption, which does not allow for overtime pay, if they hold a CPA. However, accountants, bookkeepers or auditors without this licensure generally cannot be placed in the exempt category.
Employees subject to the professional and the administrative exemptions must have power and authority to exercise discretion in matters of significance. However, if your job consists of duties that are mechanical, repetitive, and require you to follow pre-set rules and procedures, it's highly likely that you should be paid overtime. The focus is on what you actually do, and not on your job title, income, or degree. Thus, if you spend your work time checking facts, entering data, or selling financial products, there's a good chance you should be paid overtime for hours worked over 40/week.
Legal Help for Accountants, Bookkeepers or Auditors Who Have Been Denied Overtime Pay
If you work as an accountant, auditor or bookkeeper who hasn't been paid overtime in violation of the FLSA, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover back pay and other damages. To learn how we can help you, please contact one of our unpaid overtime lawyers by call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) today.