Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
If a worker is covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) federal law mandates that they are entitled to a minimum wage of not less than $6.55 per hour effective July 24, 2008. Overtime pay at a rate of not less than one and one-half times the employee’s regular rate of pay is required after 40 hours of work in a workweek.
Common exemptions to certain FLSA wage requirements include employees who meet the definitions of executives, administrative, professional, computer or outside sales employees. An employee’s job title or whether they are paid a salary do not alone determine whether they are exempt from FLSA wage and overtime laws.
An employee who asserts a successful wage and overtime claim under the FLSA may recover their back pay, compensatory damages in an amount equal to their back pay, plus attorney’s fees and court costs. Whether you believe you have a claim under the FLSA or you are an employer at risk of such a claim, the attorneys at Martin & Cukjati can provide you the aggressive legal representation you need. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation.
Other Common Employment and Labor Laws Giving Rise to Claims Include:
- The Americans with Disabilities Act;
- Discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, or national origin;
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act;
- Family Medical Leave Act;
- Breach of an Employment Contract; and
- Whistleblower or Anti-Retaliation Claims.