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Do You Have the Right to Be Paid for the Time Spent Waiting For Work at the Worksite?

Legally reviewed by David W.Hodges and Don J. Foty

No matter how much you may enjoy your job or have a passion for your career, it is very unlikely you would want to do that work for free. Employees have a right to fair wages and pay on behalf of those who employ them. If you are a worker who spends time waiting or on-call at a worksite, you may be eligible to be paid for that time spent.

At Hodges & Foty, LLP, our extensive experience includes offering dedicated legal support to individuals who believe they may have been underpaid or not paid at all for their time spent waiting for work at a worksite. If you have been underpaid by your employer, do not hesitate to contact the knowledgeable legal team at Hodges & Foty, LLP. Contact us today by calling (713) 523-0001 or completing the contact form on our website.

Can You Be Compensated For Time Spent Waiting for Work At a Worksite?

There are various wage and labor laws in the United States that protect employees from being taken advantage of or paid unfairly by their employers. One instance of employment that may fall into the gray area as it relates to whether or not you should be paid for your time is when a worker is waiting for work at a worksite. This may be considered time spent on-call or on standby. 

The general rule for employees spending time on-call or standby at a worksite is that they should be compensated if they cannot use this time spent waiting for work effectively for their own purposes. This rule is in place to protect employees who may be expected to spend significant amounts of time at a worksite waiting for work that may never come.

If you have been asked to spend time waiting for work at a worksite and were unable to work effectively during this period, you may be able to file a wage and hours claim. A trusted lawyer can help you understand your rights as it relates to the pay you may be owed and begin the process of filing your claim.

Why Should You Work With an Unpaid Wages Lawyer?

If you have been underpaid by your employer for time spent waiting for work at a worksite, you have the right to take legal action. Holding your employer accountable for not properly paying employees is essential, and the team from Hodges & Foty, LLP can support you throughout your case. We can provide the following benefits to your case:

  • We will work with you to prove wrongdoing from your employer
  • We will ensure that all documents are filed correctly and on time
  • We can reduce stress throughout the legal process

By working with Hodges & Foty, LLP for your unpaid wages claims, you can pursue the successful results you deserve from the legal process. 

Get Help From a Trusted Unpaid Wages Lawyer To Build Your Case Today

If you are a United States employee wondering about your entitlement to pay for time spent waiting for work at a worksite, Hodges & Foty, LLP can provide the trusted legal guidance you need. Our experienced attorneys have extensive experience with wage and overtime disputes and are committed to ensuring you receive the fair compensation you deserve and have earned. Our legal team has extensive trial experience, so we can confidently tackle your case.

Contact Hodges & Foty, LLP today for a free evaluation of your case by calling (713) 523-0001 or by completing our contact form. Trust our team to fight for your rightful earnings.

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