Refuse to pay back-pay

I work for a major entertainment company here in LA as a computer analyst. Recently several of us have been re-classified as non-exempt due to a mis-classification. Since we have been working 45 hours a week, we feel we are due the two years of back-pay for overtime already worked in accordance with FLSA. Our employer only wants to pay eight months and have us sign a waiver releasing them from further liability. What recourse do we (~30 people) have?

2 answers  |  asked Aug 27, 2002 2:38 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

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Janet M. Koehn

if you are in southern california, please call me for an appointment.
janet m. koehn

posted by Janet M. Koehn  |  Aug 27, 2002 7:19 PM [EST]
Geoff Morris

Your assumption is correct. You do have a right to ask for all of the overtime you have worked, but have not been paid as a result of your employers misclasification. If your employer refuses to pay this overtime, you and your co-employees can file a claim with the Dept of Labor Standards Enforcement. It is illegal for your employer to try to take any adverse employment action against you or your co-employees for attempting to enforce your rights. If you would like to discuss this matter further you can reach me at 949-727-2630.
Geoff Morris

posted by Geoff Morris  |  Aug 27, 2002 4:55 PM [EST]

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