Get The Pay You Deserve Under The Fair Labor Standards Act
If you have a dispute with your employer about your working conditions or pay disputes, you may be covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA. One of our knowledgeable employment law attorneys at Robinson & Clapham can explain when the act applies and who it covers.
We want to help you understand your rights, then stand up for yourself and secure the pay that your employer owes you. We will review the circumstances with you and walk you through how to file a claim to protect your interests.
What Does The Act Cover?
The U.S. Department of Labor administers the FLSA. The act encompasses a variety of things concerning wage and hour requirements. For example, under the FLSA, the current federal minimum wage is set at $7.25 per hour. The act also covers conditions warranting overtime pay, hours worked and child labor. If you feel you did not receive fair wages or overtime pay, you may have a wage and hour case on your hands.
How Does The FLSA Affect Overtime Pay?
In general, the FLSA mandates overtime pay for nonexempt employees who work more than 40 hours in a seven-day workweek. For those employees covered, overtime pay cannot be less than a time and a half. Your employer may contract with workers to pay at a higher rate, but not less. However, only nonexempt employees have coverage under this provision. Your employment attorney can help you determine if you are exempt or nonexempt, but generally, management and professional employees are exempt from this provision and thus not entitled to overtime under the Act.
Ask Us Whether Your Employer Violated The FLSA
At Robinson & Clapham, you can entrust your matter to an experienced lawyer who will help you explore your best legal options. To make an appointment and schedule a consultation, call our Providence office at 401-661-8287 or call our Wakefield office at 401-783-3600. You can also contact us by using our online contact form.