What does an unpaid overtime claim look like? From an employee’s perspective, it might be based on years of hard work — years of working evenings and weekends, staying late at the office and even skipping lunches to get work done — all as part of the job and without the promise of any additional compensation.
From an employer’s perspective, an overtime claim might be brought in spite of years of careful compliance with state and federal laws, just because a current or former employee is unhappy with being classified as exempt.
At the Edina, Minnesota law firm of Minenko & Hoff, P.A., we represent employers and employees in overtime pay claims. Attorney Mike Minenko uses decades of employment law experience to achieve favorable outcomes in these often-complex cases. With a reputation for excellence in state and federal litigation, Mr. Minenko is dedicated to achieving the best possible results for the people and businesses he represents.
Misclassification Of Employees As Independent Contractors
Unpaid overtime claims often relate to the misclassification of employees as independent contractors. Employers sometimes classify employees as independent contractors in an attempt to prevent or reduce worker’s compensation insurance and unemployment benefits and to avoid providing certain employee benefits such as health insurance and retirement benefits.
However, not all classifications are done correctly. A worker can only be properly classified as an independent contractor when the employer does not have the right to control the means and manner of the worker’s performance of his or her services.
Contact A Minneapolis/St. Paul Unpaid Overtime Attorney At Minenko & Hoff, P.A.
If you have been told that you are not entitled to overtime or if your employee is demanding unpaid wages, talking with a lawyer is the best way to protect your interests. To speak with our Minneapolis/St. Paul overtime pay claims attorneys about your legal concerns, call us at 952-922-6766, or contact us online.