Over more than 20 years of trial experience, Tim Becker has proven himself a
tireless advocate for worker rights as a trusted overtime attorney. Partner at
Minneapolis’ Johnson // Becker PLLC, and lead sponsor of WageAdvocates.com, Tim
is committed to providing clients effective, aggressive legal representation.
He’s prosecuted numerous individual FLSA violation claims and been actively
involved in several notable class actions.
Tim served as Lead Trial Counsel for Milner et al. v. Farmers Insurance
Exchange, a class action filed on behalf of insurance claims adjusters who
alleged that their employer had improperly classified them as exempt from the
FLSA’s overtime provisions. After a jury found Farmers Insurance Exchange had
misclassified their employees, the company settled for $1.5 million.
He also served as Co-Lead Counsel in the FLSA claim Williams et al. v. Sykes
Enterprises, Inc. et al., a class action filed by call-center and at-home
customer service agents who said they hadn’t been paid for performing their
pre- and post-shift responsibilities. The class was estimated to represent
nearly 51,000 employees.
He has been appointed Co-Lead Counsel in Lawrence v. Maxim Health Care, a
class action FLSA claim in which Tim represents in-home health aides who
believed they had been unlawfully denied overtime compensation.
In April of 2015, Tim was instrumental in obtaining an Order Granting Motion
for Partial Summary Judgment in Flores v. Velocity Express, an FLSA class
action filed against a delivery company that had allegedly misclassified
drivers as independent contractors.
Honors & Admissions
Tim has been named a “Super Lawyer” by peer-reviewed ranking service Super
Lawyers 7 times, including a five-year run between 2011 and 2015. He graduated
from the University of Illinois, Chicago with a B.A. in History, and went on
to earn his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, where
he graduated cum laude.
Tim is admitted to practice in the state of Minnesota, as well as the US
District Court of Illinois, Northern District, US District Court of Michigan,
Eastern District and the US Court of Appeals, 1st, 4th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 10th