The laws that govern the payment of wages in America are complex, nuanced, and very easy for employers to get wrong, either innocently or intentionally. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the federal statute that controls payment of the minimum wage and overtime to most employees in the country, employers are required to pay their employees a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour and pay time and a half for all hours worked beyond 40 hours in a week. Some states have different laws that provide for a higher minimum wage or a more advantageous method of calculating overtime for the employee. If a state provides greater benefits for an employee than the floor the FLSA sets, the employer must follow the state’s law. This sounds straightforward, but many complicated issues arise concerning who is entitled to overtime, what counts as time worked, and how overtime should be calculated. From an employment perspective, there are few things worse than employers denying their employees the wages they have rightfully earned for their hard work.
The attorneys at Sosa-Morris Neuman are very experienced in this area of law. We can know quickly if you have a case, we can easily calculate what we believe you are owed, and we know what we have to do to get you your unpaid wages. We have prepared a series of summaries of what are the most common areas where employers break the law and we are available to answer any questions you might have about this area of the law. If you believe you are owed unpaid wages, please give us a call and we’d be happy to discuss your options.
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