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Many employees miss out on pay because they don’t know the law, or are reluctant to submit an overtime complaint. If you are an eligible employee, your right to overtime is protected by the federal Wages and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). You may be entitled to compensation and damages for lost pay. A […]

New rule changes for employers are expected to become law in 2016 – big changes. At the time of this writing, the new overtime regulations haven’t been ratified, but we have a good idea of what to expect and what it means for you.  The U.S. Department of Labor is contemplating raising the minimum income […]

Overtime Pay: Understanding Your Rights from Richard Celler The Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA requires workers to be paid overtime pay under certain circumstances. Learn more about overtime pay, its requirements and how it is computed in this presentation.

It is an unfortunately common misconception that employees who are paid a salary are always ineligible to receive overtime payments. The fact of the matter is that an employee’s status as an hourly or a salaried employee is never solely determinative of his or her ability to receive such compensation. The term “salary” simply means […]

The FLSA also requires workers to be paid overtime pay under certain circumstances. If you regularly work over 40 hours a week, or you work an unusual and/or erratic schedule at your job, you could be entitled to overtime pay. [2021 Update]  Effective Jan 1, 2018 – Florida labor laws were updated to a minimum […]

As a worker in the United States you are entitled to the protection of several important federal and state laws. Among the most important of those laws are the minimum wage and overtime laws established by the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA. In essence, the FLSA says that if you work for a covered […]

In the United States the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, protects most workers from being paid less than the federal minimum wage. The FLSA also requires most employers to pay covered workers overtime pay if the worker works more than 40 hours in a given work week. If your employer is not paying you […]

Workers in the United States are fortunate to be protected by numerous state and federal employment laws aimed at ensuring that employees are treated fairly in the workplace. The minimum hourly wage workers must be paid, for example, is determined by state and/or federal law. Those same laws also dictate when an employee is required […]

As an employee you likely know that you are entitled to overtime pay under certain conditions. Unfortunately, most workers don’t have a firm grasp of how to calculate overtime pay. As a result, employees frequently lose out on pay to which they are legally entitled if the employer calculates pay incorrectly, either unintentionally or intentionally. […]

In the 21st century it is far from unusual for a worker to work a 50 or 60 hours work week. Working more hours generally means earning more wages; however, what if you are not interested in working more than a 40 hour week? Can you be required to work overtime in Florida? The short […]