Is it possible for a family member to file a claim on an employee's behalf regarding unpaid overtime?
Question Details: For a few months now, my mother has apparently not been paid overtime at her job. It was so bad that she had to resort to getting a new job to compensate for what is owed to her. She doesn't wish to take this to court as she doesn't like to escalate a situation, despite what's happening to her. However, I believe this is something she can't just throw under the rug and getting another job is not solving the issue. I would like to know if it's possible to file a claim on unpaid overtime pay on her behalf.
No, it is not possible to do this. It is her claim, not yours: nobody, not even a lawyer, can assert a claim on behalf of another person against their will or without their consent; and a nonlawyer cannot bring claims for another adult.
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