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Single Mother Wins Overtime Settlement

Single Mother Wins Overtime Settlement

Tomasa O. is a single mother of seven who worked as an office cleaner for six years. She worked
more than 75 hours per week and 15 hours each day, during the morning and evening shifts and
on weekends. Yet her employer refused to pay her even one penny of overtime for the 35 plus
hours of overtime that she worked every week. She desperately needed the money for her family
and felt that she would be fired if she asked her employer to pay her overtime according to the
law. After her former employer fired her, Tomasa came to our law firm seeking help with
enforcing the overtime laws against her employer. Within three months of filing a lawsuit, Suvita
Melehy of Melehy & Associates was able to collect more than $50,000 in unpaid overtime wages
for Tomasa. She is using her settlement monies to put a down-payment on a new home for her
and her family.

EACH CASE IS DIFFERENT AND THE FIRM’S PAST RECORD IS NO ASSURANCE THAT IT WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN REACHING A FAVORABLE RESULT IN A FUTURE CASE.

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