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Has your boss been working you more than 40 hours per week, either by request or mandatorily, and then not paying you for it? If you are a salaried employee, you may be wondering if this is legal or not. The answer is both yes and no; some salaried employees are entitled to overtime, and […]

In the United States, workers are fortunate to have a number of important state and federal employment laws that protect them from things such as unsafe working conditions, unfair wages, and, being required to work too many hours. Many of these protections workers now have were hard fought, making it important that they be respected […]

In the United States, a covered employer is required to pay most employees overtime for all time worked beyond 40 hours in a given workweek. The overtime requirement, as well as the minimum wage laws, are found in the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA. The FLSA is a federal law that is administered and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Workers in the United States are protected by a number of important state and federal laws that apply to the workplace. Among those laws is the federal Fair Labor and Standards Act, or FLSA. The FLSA acts requires, among other things, that covered workers be paid at least the established minimum wage as well as […]

It’s a common misconception that day rate employees are not entitled to overtime under federal law. Employers generally assume that paying a day rate or piece work compensation is a scenario in which the more they can get out of a worker during that period is to their benefit. Just because you are not getting […]

We are commonly asked whether an employees full-time or part-time status impacts whether they are entitled to overtime pay in Florida. It’s not uncommon for part-time employees to be asked to work in excess of 40 hours per week – exceeding the FLSA mandated threshold requiring time-and-a-half compensation for hours worked over 40 – but […]

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 […]