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Overtime Disputes

At Englett and Associates, our attorneys are dedicated to helping employees protect their rights. We handle a variety of employment law cases, including overtime pay disputes. Our legal team knows that the laws regarding overtime may be difficult for employees to understand – our goal is to help you understand and enforce your rights.
Many people in the work force understand the concept of minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. However, knowing what to do when you are involved in an overtime pay dispute with your employer is not easy and can present challenges. If you believe you have not been paid appropriately or are already involved in an overtime pay dispute, our professionals are here to help. We will offer you continual support and do all that we can to help you reach a resolution with your employer.

Do you have questions about your overtime wage eligibility or minimum wage laws? Aside from serving as your legal advocate and offering you representation, our attorneys and paralegals are here to provide you with information when you need it most. Simply schedule your free consultation with Englett and Associates by calling (855) 857-9691 and we will take the time to address your questions.

The Fair Labor Standards Act: How Does it Apply to You?

In 1938, the federal government passed the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This Act and its amendments are responsible for protecting the rights of workers in the United States and it has established requirements for:

minimum wage
overtime pay
record-keeping
child labor laws
Under the FLSA, all employers are required to pay all non-exempt employees the federal minimum wage. The FLSA also states that non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay when they work over 40 hours a week. Unlike exempt employees, non-exempt employees are eligible for paid overtime. They must also be compensated for all hours worked during a given week including hours worked from home, travel time, waiting time, job training, and also probationary periods.

Generally, exempt employees are not paid overtime. To be considered exempt an employee:

must be paid on a salaried basis
must have a salary that meets regulation requirements
must have job duties that meet regulation requirements
child labor laws
It is a general misconception that when employees are paid salaries they cannot receive overtime compensation, but there are cases when this is not true. For example, an independent contractor may be paid an annual salary, but still be eligible for overtime pay. Therefore, eligibility for overtime pay will vary on a case-by-case basis.

Overtime Dispute Law

Under the FLSA, employers are required to comply with specific overtime laws. When employers intentionally fail to pay their employees overtime, employees may exercise their legal rights by filing an overtime dispute claim. Employees that win their overtime dispute claims may be paid damages by their employers.

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