The Law Office of Jonathan Bell skillfully assists wronged employees in recovering unpaid overtime wages. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) governs overtime pay entitlement, and most employees are entitled to overtime pay at a minimum rate of one and one-half times the regular pay rate after 40 hours per work week. However, employers who are not covered under FLSA are typically exempted from making overtime payments. Exemptions to FLSA regulations are based on a combination of factors, including the type of work involved, the employee’s position, and the type of business in question. It is also important to note that salaried employees, as well as managers and supervisors are not automatically exempt from receiving overtime pay.
Often, employees of FLSA-covered employers are entitled to overtime wages, yet are not aware of their rights. Employers may incorrectly classify an employee’s status as exempt from FLSA standards to avoid overtime pay. Because of the numerous variations and exemptions involved, it is best to speak with an attorney concerning whether you are entitled to receive overtime pay. The Law Office of Jonathan Bell provides expert guidance and sound advice in the area of unpaid overtime wages. Please contact our office for a free consultation.