Fair Labor Standards Act in the Federal Workplace

The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes the guidelines for minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards for employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. In the private sector, the profit motive provides a strong incentive for wage theft. While the public sector does not share the same profit motive, budgetary constraints can give Federal agencies the same incentive to cheat Federal employees out of their proper pay. It is not surprising then that Federal workers have brought many lawsuits under the FLSA for the recovery of lost unpaid wages, including employees working for the State Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Labor, among others.

One case against the Department of Veterans Affairs has recently been granted class action status. It covers nurse practitioners and physician assistants who have not been paid for overtime since 2006. As many as 10,000 employees could stand to benefit from this class action, and the plaintiffs represent nurses and physicians at 85 different facilities. Working overtime without being properly compensated is a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as is not being paid for all hours worked.

Are you a Federal Employee Who Has Not Been Paid Overtime or For All Hours Worked?

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The lawyers at Migliaccio & Rathod LLP have years of experience in class action litigation against large corporations, including in cases involving lost wages and unfair & deceptive trade practices. More information about our current cases and investigations is available on our blog.