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Field Service Technicians: Overtime Pay Violations

"Field service technician" is just one name for a broad category of workers that is protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

This category of workers is known by many names, but the common thread joining them is that the employees travel frequently between work sites to install, maintain, monitor or repair equipment. The demands of these jobs require workers to spend significant amounts of time travelling from job site to job site, often at odd hours. Frequently, these workers are underpaid for their labors, which may qualify for overtime under the FLSA.

At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, we represent workers throughout , Texas and nationwide who have been unlawfully denied wages and overtime pay for work they perform. We help workers recover lost wages and restore their dignities after employers abuse their FLSA-protected rights.

Unpaid Travel Pay? Unpaid Overtime Pay? Know Your Rights and Fight Back

Employer overtime violations that affect field service technicians can include only paying per job, failing to pay for travel time between work sites, failing to pay for compensable travel time, failing to pay for hours worked after regular work hours, and for time spent working "off the clock" without compensation.

The following are just a few of the job descriptions that are vulnerable to these illegal practices:

  • Cable installers
  • Computer specialists
  • Copy machine repairmen
  • Field engineers
  • Field technicians
  • Field workers
  • HVAC installers
  • HVAC repairmen
  • Repairmen
  • Service engineers
  • Service representatives
  • Service technicians
  • Site engineers
  • Site technicians
  • Travelling technicians

Determining whether or not a particular pay scheme is lawful depends greatly on the type of job, the circumstances surrounding the work, and the payment terms. However, if you are paid piece rate wages, or by another method that requires you to travel for long hours or take on extra work without accompanying pay, you may be eligible for additional wages or overtime.

Traveling Without Full Pay? Contact a Seasoned Overtime Pay Attorney

Federal employment law is complicated, but getting experienced and knowledgeable representation is easy at Briggle & Polan, PLLC. We are a leader in FLSA litigation and can represent any field service worker in anywhere in the United States. The firm also focuses on representing groups of workers in class action lawsuits.

To discuss your work situation with an experienced Texas FLSA lawyer, contact the firm online, or call 512-472-1926 or toll free 866-247-HELP for a FREE consultation.