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Fair Labor Standards and Lawsuits
FLSA Minimum Wage
Fair Labor regulations require that all employees be paid at least $7.25 per hour as of July 24, 2009. States may set higher minimum wage limits, although no state may set their wage limit lower than the federal requirement. Employees who receive tips as part of their employment may not be paid less than $2.13 per hour. It is the employer’s responsibility to keep records showing that the tips an employee earns added to their hourly wage equals the federal minimum wage. There are some exceptions related to student workers or young employees less than 20 years of age. When an employer does not follow the guidelines of the FLSA and pays less than minimum wage, an employee may be able to take legal action against the employer. The employer could also be required to pay significant fines levied by the Department of Labor. The Carse Law Firm can help you get the wages you deserve and guide you through the steps to report the employer for the Fair Labor violations.
Non-exempt employees must be paid a rate not less than time and one-half for any hours they work over 40 in a standard workweek. Fair Labor regulations do not require overtime pay on Saturday, Sunday or holidays or on regular days of rest unless hours worked on those days totals more than 40 hours in the workweek. Quite often, employers will not pay overtime to employees while requiring them to work more than 40 hours per week. If this is happening to you, contact Tom Carse at the Carse Law Firm to see how the FSLA can be used to get you the compensation you deserve and stop your employer from this deceitful practice. You may be eligible for back pay and other compensation related to your employer’s violation of the law.
Other Fair Labor Regulations
In addition to overtime and minimum wage regulations, the FSLA sets guidelines on the hours worked, including what constitutes on call and whether or not an employer must pay for break time. Recordkeeping is also addressed and the employer must display an official poster outlining the requirements of the Fair Labor laws. The employee must keep time and pay records as well. Protections are also in place to protect children in the workforce. If your employer does not have the required poster or is allowing children to work hours they are not permitted to work, the Carse Law Firm is here to help. They can guide you through the steps to file a complaint and work with you to get your employer to comply with the FSLA.
Contact Carse Law firm today to learn what your rights are under the Wage and Fair Labor Standards Act. We work hard to get you the compensation and treatment you deserve. Your initial consultation is free and you are under no obligation, so call or visit them online today.