What are the time limits?
A. In most cases, a Plaintiff can recover unpaid overtime for work done for two (2) years prior to a lawsuit being filed. In some instances, unpaid overtime can be recovered for work done for three (3) years prior to a lawsuit being filed. It is important to know that only the filing of a lawsuit "stops the clock." Complaining to your employer or the Department of Labor does not "toll" the FLSA statute of limitations.