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Unpaid overtime

Discussion in 'Workers Compensation' started by Epoch, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Epoch

    Epoch Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Worked at a casino in Louisiana from December 2016 - January 2018. During my time there I was witness to multiple illegal actions. Eventually, I was asked to do something that violated privacy laws (among other laws) I refused and thus began the process of constructive discharge. My promotion (a job i had applied, interviewed for, and told was mine) was given away to a much less experienced person who was brought in from out of state, who in the long term created more problems for the company than prior to this occurring (interestingly this all occurred on camera which they have to keep for a minimum of 5 years). I was slandered against, and put on a employment blacklist for a period of 8 - 8.5 months. It was only stopped once local state police got involved, even though it was fixed I'm still dealing with the repercussions for any future employment. When illegal actions were found, and fines were given to the casino, the manager whom caused all this resigned and left the state; but not before withholding 40 or so hours of overtime.

    The casino in question has admitted they found 12 hours of possibly 40 - 42 hours that I was not paid for. When I inquired as to how to go about getting reimbursed for this, they responded with it will take some time, then nothing and finally I may need to get a lawyer. Within the 1 year period of resigning under constructive dismissal, I reported these actions to the local workforce labor board. I've since called a few times for an update and have yet to hear back.
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Thanks for sharing your trials and tribulations with us.

    If you'd like to be paid for the 40 odd hours of alleged overtime, your easiest remedy would be to file a small claim lawsuit.

    If you determine a small claims lawsuit MIGHT lead you to the recovery of some funds, learn to limit the details ONLY to the salient facts.

    These sites will assist you IF you desire to research the small claims process in LA:

    LOUISIANA Small Claims Courts

    Louisiana Small Claims Law – Small Claims

    Louisiana Small Claims Court: An Overview.

    From maximum dollar limits to statutes of limitations, learn the basics about small claims court in Louisiana.


    Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, LA | Home

    Good luck.
  3. hrforme

    hrforme Active Member

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    at what point in those years were those hours worked? Generally there are statute of limitations on wage claims and they might have passed.

    as to your other claim, can't help there.

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