Texas Overtime Class Action Attorney
Have you received a Notice of Settlement that says you can share in a collective action overtime settlement against your current or former employer? If you have already joined in the claim, it’s the good news you’ve been waiting for. If you have not joined the claim, you should know that you do not have to accept the amount offered in the overtime settlement notice. We recommend that you talk to an experienced Texas overtime class action attorney at Ross • Scalise Employment Lawyers before you accept the offer.
What Is a Notice of Settlement?
Most of us have heard of “class action” cases. In lawsuits for unpaid or underpaid wages, these are called “Collective Actions”. Many unpaid overtime claims are made or settled on behalf of groups of employees who should have been paid overtime pay, but were not. When you get a Notice of Settlement, it means that you are a member of the group of employees who are owed money from that employer for unpaid overtime for a specific period of time. The Notice tells you that based on the settlement, if you sign a form and return it to the law firm that filed the claim, you will get a certain amount of money. The Notice will tell you that if you sign the form and take the money, you cannot make your own claim against the employer for the same period of time covered by the original lawsuit.
How Can an Overtime Class Action Lawyer in Texas Help?
When you call Ross • Scalise Employment Lawyers, our employment lawyers will talk to you about the settlement and your own experience working for that company. We have found in many cases that workers who got a notice of a class action settlement may be entitled to much more in unpaid overtime pay than they were offered, and we have helped them get that additional compensation.
Before you make the important decision whether to take a class action settlement or make your own claim, it’s smart to talk to a legal professional who isn’t part of the class action case. We can help you get the information you need so you can decide what to do. Call us today for a free consultation.