Unpaid Overtime & Your Rights
Hollister Employment Law Attorneys
In most circumstances, employees who work over the normal 40-hour workweek
are entitled to overtime pay that is 50% over their regular salary. Which
would mean they would be paid one and half times their usual hourly rate.
Not all employees are entitled to overtime just as not all employers are
required to pay overtime. If you believe you were not paid overtime hours
that should have been awarded to you, you should contact an experienced
employment law attorney.
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Employees Entitled to Overtime Pay
When an employer is covered by the FLSA, they are required to pay overtime
to eligible employees. There are certain industries and positions, which
fall into the exempt category meaning they are not able to collect overtime pay.
Examples of Overtime-Exempt Employees
- Professional, salaried employees paid more than the minimum salaried threshold
outlined in the Fair Labor Standards Act
- Executives and administrative salaried employees paid more than the Fair
Labor Standards Act
- Independent contractors
- Seasonal amusement or recreational businesses (county fairs, ski resorts,
- Employees of the motion picture industry
- Farm workers
- Aircraft carrier workers, seamen on American vessels, taxi drivers and
local delivery drivers
- Auto, truck or other locomotive salespeople
- Domestic workers who live in their employer’s home
This is a small selection of overtime-exempt industries, for more information
contact a Hollister employment law attorney.
Which Employers Are Required to Pay Overtime?
Employers required to pay overtime are those covered by the Federal Labor
Standards Act (FLSA). Businesses that are covered by this act are those
that have more than $500,000 in annual sales or conduct interstate commerce.
A company may make less than $500,000 in annual sales but if they ship
outside their state, pay bills to vendors who work outside their state,
or even make out of state phone calls, it could be considered interstate commerce.
Fighting For Your Unpaid Overtime
If you believe you have been denied your overtime wages, the
Hollister employment law attorney at Marder Employment Law can help you find justice.
Attorney Bill Marder understands how difficult paying attorney fees upfront can see when attempting
to pursue back payment for overtime hours worked, which is why he works
on a contingency fee basis.
For more information on how Attorney Marder can help you contact