Baron and Budd Investigating Possible Overtime Violations at Call Centers

DALLAS –(April 26, 2012) –Baron and Budd, a national law firm dedicated to protecting consumers, is investigating possible wage violation issues that may prevent inside sales representatives from earning all compensation they are owed by law. While these violations could be occurring at any business that employs inside sales representatives, Baron and Budd has found that call centers seem to have the most widespread violation issues. The firm previously filed a lawsuit against SuperMedia, Inc. for these violations and believes that other sales-oriented companies may be committing similar violations.

“The worst part is that many people don’t even know that their employer is not paying them all of the money they are owed,” said Allen Vaught, head of the firm’s FLSA litigation section. “And just because you’re salaried, does not automatically mean that you are not due overtime pay.”

In the U.S., employers must comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal law that governs wages, hours, minimum wage and overtime pay for all employees in the private sector as well as in federal, state and local governments. Under the FLSA, certain jobs are either “exempt” or “non-exempt” based on the job description and the level of supervision. All non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay, meaning that such an employee must be paid time and a half for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours per workweek, including bonuses or commissions. Many employees who are paid a flat or base salary are still due overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours in a workweek.

However, it is common for employees to either not pay overtime or not include commissions or bonuses in the time and a half rate of pay. Under federal law, this is illegal.

If you work in inside sales and think you might have been affected by overtime violations, call Baron and Budd at 1.866.495.1255 or email attorney Allen Vaught directly at to learn more about your rights. There are no out of pocket costs to you to call or email and learn your rights.

Your inquiry will be confidential and the FLSA protects employees from being discriminated against or fired for investigating a claim.

About Baron & Budd, P.C.

The law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., with offices in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Austin and Los Angeles, is a nationally recognized law firm with a 30-year history of “Protecting What’s Right” for people, communities and businesses harmed by negligence. Baron & Budd’s size and resources enable the firm to take on large and complex cases. The firm represents individuals, governmental and business entities in areas as diverse as water contamination, Gulf oil spill, Qui Tam, California Proposition 65 violations, dangerous medications and medical devices, Chinese drywall, insurance claims, commercial litigation, consumer fraud, securities fraud and asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma. Learn more about the mesothelioma attorneys at Baron & Budd.

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