Betts & Associates is committed to providing each of our clients with top quality legal representation and achieving successful outcomes for their cases. We specialize in representing individuals and businesses in all areas of complex civil litigation matters. Our firm provides legal services with skill, strength, and integrity to residents all over the state of Georgia.

Betts and Associates offer a wide range of skills in almost all areas of the legal practice. Our commitment to growing a wide range of more discrete practice areas allows us to better assess client needs and provide prompt and effective legal solutions. Our firm was founded on the belief in providing personal service and valuable legal counsel that addresses our client's needs creatively. After a decade, that has not changed. We ensure that every client's case is carefully handled every step of the way.

If you need advice about the best way to approach and resolve your case, consider Betts & Associates. To request a legal consultation, contact our office at 404-577-8888 to schedule an appointment. We are proud to provide personal service and practical solutions for those with even the most complex legal concerns.

Published on:

Georgia Employees, Stop Working Overtime for Nothing. You May Have a Claim Against your Employer.

Record numbers of overtime complaints – filed by workers based on violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – are at an all time high. According to the FLSA, non-exempt workers are entitled to overtime wages in the amount of one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for each hour worked over 40 hours in any one workweek. The problem is many workers who are entitled to overtime compensation are denied all of the pay they are entitled to – often due to their employer misclassifying them, either intentionally or mistakenly.
A common occurrence is misclassification when determining who is exempt and who non-exempt. It is a close call almost always. In many people’s case, being entitled to overtime pay can make a huge difference in his or her weekly take home pay. If there is a possibility that you could you may be entitled to additional compensation for overtime pay, it is absolutely necessary to consult with a top Georgia overtime pay attorney like Betts & Associates. The recent overtime pay article states that the number of FLSA cases has tripled, with over 7000 overtime violation lawsuits filed in 2011. In 2012 over 7064 cases have already been filed, making this year record breaking for certain. Confusion concerning overtime laws is why there are so many lawsuits and a struggling economy has more employers cutting corners than ever. Overtime violations hit low-wage workers even harder. The National Employment Law Project created a study stating, 77% of low-wage workers who reported working more than 40 hours in a week did not receive the overtime compensation they were entitled to. For workers who put in more than 10 hours a day, 93% of workers reported not receiving the required overtime pay. Overtime violations were not the only FLSA law broken, 21% of workers reported making less than the required minimum wage. According to the study, the average low pay employee loses out on $58 per week and $3,000 per year due to wage violations by employers. The federal government fortunately has started cracking down on employer wage violations. The Department of Labor is focusing on industries like: restaurants, hospitality, janitorial, health care and day care — where wage theft is believed to be run ramped. Over $224 million has been collected by the Department of Labor in the last fiscal year in back wages for more than 275,000 workers.
If you believe you have not received all the compensation you are entitled to, it’s important to contact an experienced Atlanta overtime compensation lawyer at Betts & Associates immediately.