Wages and Overtime Pay

The Kansas City employment law lawyers at Krause & Kinsman handle cases involving discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, overtime, minimum wage and unpaid commissions. We take cases that involve your livelihood seriously. The job market is very difficult and it is important to receive the benefits that are required by law.

We take pride in not settling for the company’s last best offer. We will work up the case and challenge them so that they pay the compensation that was originally owed. In some instances you may be owed treble damages.

• Failing to pay someone overtime for working more than 40 hours a week;
• Employees that were misclassified as “exempt” from overtime;
• Employers failed to pay time for tasks required to prepare for work;
• Meal and rest breaks- Generally, you are allowed rest breaks. If you work more than five hours as an employee of the company, you are owed a lunch break of at least 30 minutes before the end of the fifth hour, duty free; and
• Compensation for commission- Individuals who are paid on commission are entitled to overtime wages or hours worked over 40 a week.

Can They Fire Me?

Your place of work may not retaliate against you for seeking a lawyer to speak about your compensation that you are owed. There are strict state and federal rules protecting employees from being fired for “whistleblowing.” We will walk you through the process of filing your claim and protecting you from being retaliated against at work.

Many employees are not given the breaks, compensation and respect that they deserve. The employment law attorneys at Krause & Kinsman will not stand for this mistreatment. We are dedicated to leveling the playing field and giving employees the rights they deserve pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.

If you have not been paid overtime wages that you deserve or you have been misclassified as “exempt” for overtime, give us a call. Our initial consultation is free of charge; we can help you and your peers get paid the compensation that is deserved.