You work hard to provide for yourself and your family. Most days are great, minus some long hours here and there,
and being tired once you get home; overall you have no complaints. Your boss approaches you one day and asks you to work overtime. Maybe someone is out sick or the work load has increased and they need more help, you oblige.
Fast forward, it’s time for your next paycheck, and you’re looking forward to seeing the fruits of your labor, but where are they?
You worked the overtime, you expected an increase on your paycheck, what happened?
Frustrated, you immediately speak to your employer, but all they have are excuses.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law which sets standards for minimum wage, overtime pay, and record keeping.
The FLSA provides remedies for employees who have unpaid wages from their employers and punishes the employers who refuse to pay. The Department of Labor estimates that as many as 80% of employers are not in compliance with applicable wage and hour laws.
The FLSA has two major portions. The second part of the FLSA establishes when overtime is required and who it must be paid to.
A workweek is any continuous seven-day period, and overtime must be paid whenever more than 40 hours is worked during that period. Certain classes of employees are exempt from overtime, but oftentimes employers will
attempt to mischaracterize employees in order to avoid paying overtime.
If you relate to what was said above, you’re not alone.
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