The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay and recordkeeping requirements for employees.
Covered nonexempt employees are entitled to a minimum wage and overtime pay at a rate of not less than one and one-half times the regular rate of pay for more than 40 hours of work in a workweek.
Do you work more than 40 hours in a week, but your employer doesn’t pay you overtime? Does your employer not pay you minimum wage — $7.25 per hour? Does your employer send you to training or ask you to work through lunches and breaks without compensation? Not receiving the pay that is owed to you is demeaning, frustrating and against the law.
The federal law that regulates employees’ wages is called the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA requires most employees to be paid at least the federal minimum wage — currently $7.25 per hour — for all hours worked and overtime pay at time and a half the employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek.
There are exceptions when an employee is not entitled to minimum wage or overtime pay. For example, employees who are bona fide executives, administrators, or professional and outside sales employees are exempt from the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime requirements. To be exempt, employees must have certain job duties and be paid on a salary basis at not less than $455 per week. It is important to keep in mind that job titles don’t determine whether an employee is exempt or not.
Having trouble getting paid? Call Houston wage and hour claims attorney Shane A. McClelland of Herbert & McClelland LLP at 713-987-7100 to discuss your wage theft case.
If your employer is not paying you minimum wages or not paying you overtime, then our Houston wage and hour claim lawyers can evaluate your situation to see if you have a wage theft case. Call to get an attorney’s opinion on whether your employer owes you additional wages or simply fill out our free case evaluation form or call us at 713-987-7100, and someone from our office will respond to you promptly to help you assess your case.
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