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Hourly Employees

Our attorneys demand justice for hourly workers

There are many different types of workers in West Virginia. And the most common are hourly employees. That term might seem straightforward. But the reality is that who qualifies as an hourly employee might not always be so straightforward.

This is an important distinction since different employment laws apply to hourly workers, as opposed to other types of workers. And you’ll want to know if you’re an hourly employee if you believe your rights have been violated by your employer.

Get answers to your important legal questions. Contact Klie Law Offices and schedule your free case evaluation. We can discuss your concerns and explain whether you have a potential case against your employer for violating your rights as an hourly employee.

Who are hourly employees?

Hourly employees are generally defined as anyone who is paid on an hourly basis for their work. In general, hourly employees are paid the same hourly wage for every hour worked for up to 40 hours during the same work week.

If an employee works more than 40 hours in the same work week, that employee should be eligible for overtime for every hour worked beyond 40 hours. But there are some exceptions to these rules as outlined in the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Common hourly employee complaints

There are many reasons why workers contact us with a potential complaint against their employer for violating their rights as an hourly employee. Common complaints include:

  • Not being paid West Virginia’s minimum hourly wage
  • Being paid less than hourly wage promised by employer
  • Being incorrectly classified as a salaried employee
  • Not being paid overtime

Whatever type of complaint you have, no matter how straightforward or complicated it might seem, our legal team can help you.

How we can help you

Our knowledgeable attorneys thoroughly understand West Virginia’s labor laws. That’s why we consistently resolve complicated hourly wage disputes. We know what approaches work best, which laws apply and what state and federal agencies handles such disputes.

Often, you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action against your employer for your wage and salary dispute. Don’t miss out on your opportunity for justice. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation today.