Unpaid Overtime

Unpaid Overtime Attorney in Denver, CO

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Most employees in Colorado are protected by state and federal laws that mandate overtime pay. Unless exempt, employees should receive overtime pay at a rate of time and one-half their regular rate of pay. If you or someone you love believes you are owed overtime wages by your employer, we at Denver Trial Lawyers ® encourage you to discuss your situation further with an attorney from our firm.

Our legal team is well-versed in labor law and overtime regulations, as well as the common errors and employer violations that prevent workers from being paid at the lawful pay rate.

Whether you are an hourly employee who spends more than 40 hours doing company work, or a salaried employee who has been labeled as exempt from overtime wages when you are in fact eligible to receive them, we are readily available to review your case, determine your eligibility for overtime pay, and take the necessary steps to secure the wages you are rightfully owed.

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Understanding Your Right to Overtime Wages

If you are a covered, nonexempt employee, both Colorado law and federal law established by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) protect your right to overtime wages when you work over 40 hours in a workweek or over 12 hours in a day. The rate of overtime pay is governed by law and must be no less and time and one-half your regular pay rate.

One of the largest issues when it comes to overtime wages is that some employees can be considered exempt from the overtime pay requirement, meaning that they do not earn time and one-half wages when they work over 40 hours in a week. Aside from certain professions, such as railroad workers or truck drivers, most employees are governed by the FLSA. Additionally, most employees governed by the FLSA are nonexempt employees and are entitled to overtime pay.

Nonexempt or Exempt: Eligibility for Overtime Pay

Under the FLSA, whether or not you are exempt or nonexempt depends on:

  • How much you are paid;
  • How you are paid; and
  • What type of work you do

Although there are a few exemptions, the FLSA clearly establishes when workers can be classified as exempt from overtime pay.

In order to be exempt, you must meet all three of the following criteria:

  • Earn at least $47,476 a year ($913 a week)
  • Be paid salary
  • Perform exempt job duties (including certain executive, administrative, professional, computer, and outside sales duties)

Just because your employer classifies you as an exempt employee, doesn’t mean that you are actually exempt under the law. Our attorneys can thoroughly review your situation and the nature of your job responsibilities to help you determine if you have been misclassified and should be paid overtime wages for all hours you’ve worked over 40 per week.

We can also determine if other errors were made when calculating overtime wages to ensure you receive the wages you are owed.

Discuss Your Case Personally With a Denver Overtime Lawyer

If you have questions about overtime laws, whether or not you are eligible to receive overtime pay, and how our firm can help you recover unpaid overtime wages, contact us today for a FREE consultation.


Over a Billion Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
  • University of Michigan/Dr. Robert Anderson Sexual Abuse $490 Million

    $490 million settlement on behalf of more than 1000 men sexually abused by Dr. Robert Anderson. The largest known sexual abuse settlement on behalf of male victims in the history of the United States.

  • USA Gymnastics/USOPC Larry Nasser Sexual Abuse $380 Million

    We represented multiple survivors in the case against USA Gymnastics and U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee for the sexual abuse by Larry Nassar resulting in a $380M settlement.

  • Birth Injury Involving Misuse of Drug to Induce Labor $70 Million

    $70 million arbitration award, the largest known medical malpractice arbitration award in U.S. history. David S Woodruff handled this birth injury case involving an HMO labor/delivery unit that misused Cytotec, a drug used to induce labor.

  • Settlement for Individuals Injured by a Defective Product $23 Million

    Settlement for group of individuals injured by a defective product. Dan Sloane was a member of a national team of lawyers who helped secure this settlement. The largest single settlement in the country was paid to Dan’s individual client.

  • Largest Medical Malpractice Settlement in Colorado $22.3 Million

    $22.3 million medical malpractice settlement. In 2016 David Woodruff obtained the largest known medical malpractice settlement in Colorado.

  • Medical Malpractice Verdict for Victim of Paralysis $15 Million

    A jury handed down a $15 million verdict to a man who was paralyzed from the chest down just hours after a doctor at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs discharged him. It’s the largest sum ever awarded in a medical malpractice suit in Colorado.

  • Drunk Driving Accident Resulting in Rollover Collision $8.91 Million

    Rollover collision – Steve Wahlberg represented the driver of a vehicle struck by a drunk driver. The Court entered judgment of $4,455,000 including 1.5 million in physical impairment, $4,455,000 in punitive damages.

  • Commercial Vehicle Accident Resulting in Catastrophic Injury $8 Million

    An attorney from our firm served as lead counsel in a contested liability accident involving a commercial vehicle. Our client was catastrophically injured and he successfully negotiated a $8,000,000 settlement on her behalf.

  • Birth Injury Verdict Involving a Misplaced Device $7.2 Million

    $7 million medical malpractice jury verdict. David Woodruff handled this birth injury case, which culminated in a 2-week jury trial in Colorado Springs. The case involved a physician who misplaced a “vacuum extraction device” while delivering the infant.

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    Steve Wahlberg received the largest personal injury verdict in Colorado in 2016. They represented a pedestrian who was run over by a bus. The jury awarded the fourth largest verdict in Colorado History for permanent physical impairment.


  • Over a Billion in Recoveries

    We have represented thousands of individuals against insurance companies and corporations, recovering more than a billion dollars in the process.

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    Attorneys at our firm have been at the helm of cases that have gone on to influence legislation, change laws, and impact society for the better.

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    We are trial lawyers through and through, and we will take your case as far as it can go. Our attorneys have tried 100+ cases with extraordinary results.

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  • “Dan Sloane is very professional and impressed me during negotiations with his clever strategies. He sincerely cares and seeks justice. Dan knows what he's doing and won our case for us.”

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    - Esther G.
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