Fair Labor Standard Act Success Stories

The Law Offices of Bryan Yaldou is proud to have achieved many legal successes for our clients over the years. You can read about just a few of them below, to illustrate the kind of work we do. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: we cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes we have achieved in past legal matters.

Fair Labor Standards Act Successes for Taylor and Brownstown Workers

We have assisted clients in Taylor and Brownstown in recovering unpaid wages and overtime withheld from them by their employers. 

Employer Stopped from Withholding Final Paycheck — At No Cost to Our Client

A neighbor in Brownstown, MI, had his rights violated under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when his employer withheld his final paycheck. His employer reasoned that since our neighbor did not return all of his equipment issued when he was terminated, they could commit wage theft. Our neighbor retained the Law Offices of Bryan Yaldou. We were able to get our neighbor 100% of his wages owed and extra damages since his employer violated the FLSA, the law protecting workers’ rights. The Law Offices of Bryan Yaldou was able to get our neighbor this payment at no expense to him. When employers violate the FLSA the law provides that they must also pay the reasonable and necessary attorney’s fees spent vindicating the employees’ rights. Our neighbor knew that he was owed his final paycheck and he enlisted the services of the Law Offices of Bryan Yaldou to make sure that him employer did not get away with stealing his hard-earned wages.

Back Wages (and More!) Paid to Flat Rock Employee for Unpaid Work Hours

A neighbor in Flat Rock, MI, had her rights violated under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when her employer did not pay her for all the time that she worked. Her employer had an idea about how long the work she did should take and refused to pay her any longer than that amount of time. However, her employer mandated that the work be done. As a result, she was working off the clock to get all of her work done. Her employer knew this and refused to pay her for her time worked. Our neighbor contacted the Law Offices of Bryan Yaldou to collect wages for all the hours that she worked. We were able to get her all of her back wages and extra money since her employer violated the FLSA. Under the FLSA employers must pay all employees for all hours they “suffer or permit” employees to work. Our neighbor stepped up and did not allow her employer to exploit her labor any longer with the help of the Law Offices of Bryan Yaldou.

Misclassified Downriver Verizon Employees Receive Overtime Pay

Assistant managers at Verizon stores Downriver had their rights violated under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when they were not paid one and one-half times their regular pay rate for hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek. Verizon, the telecommunications company, misclassified their assistant managers as “executive employees” and had a policy of not paying them overtime. Some workers are executive employees under the FLSA and are not entitled to overtime. However, the assistant managers at Verizon believed that their work did not meet the standards to be an executive because they were doing all the same work as sales attendants who were paid overtime. The Downriver, Verizon assistant managers retained the help of the Law Offices of Bryan Yaldou. We were able to vindicate their rights by successfully negotiating a settlement for the assistant managers who contacted us. Just because the assistant managers had the executive title, did not mean that they met the standard for the executive exemption under the FLSA. Assistant managers who spend most of their time doing tasks that their teams do are often covered by the FLSA and entitled to back wages and liquidated damages. We were happy to get our neighbors the overtime they deserved at no cost to them.

Washington Township Woman Receives Back Wages for Unpaid Overtime Hours

Another neighbor in Washington Township, MI, had her rights violated under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when her employer did not pay her one and one-half her regular pay rate for hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek. She worked for a patent company who did not think that they had to pay her the overtime pay rate under the FLSA because she was an administrative employee. Under the FLSA, some administrative employees are not entitled to overtime pay. However, when employees are doing work that is integral to the business, those employees are covered by the FLSA. Our neighbor contacted the Law Offices of Bryan Yaldou. We were able to successfully negotiate a settlement that paid her for her back wages plus extra damages under the FLSA at no cost to our neighbor!

Farmington Hills Bakery Workers Receive 3 Years of Overdue Overtime Pay

Two of our neighbors in Farmington Hills, MI, had their rights violated under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when their employer refused to pay them one and one-half their regular pay rate for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. Our neighbors worked as bakers and delivery workers for the bakery. Their employer told the employees that he just did not have the money to pay them at the overtime rate and therefore the employees would not be receiving overtime pay. The employer knew that his employees were entitled to overtime pay under the FLSA and just refused to pay. Our neighbors contacted the Law Offices of Bryan Yaldou, and we were able to help. We successfully negotiated a settlement for these hard-working neighbors that included all of their back wages from the last three years.

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