Minimum Wage and Hours and Overtime Compensation
Minimum Wage and Hours and Overtime Compensation are governed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), generally known as the “minimum wage law” which is administered by the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL). The Wage and Hour Division has the authority to enact regulations interpreting the FLSA as well as the ability to bring lawsuits against employers for minimum wage and hours and overtime compensation violations under the FLSA.
Private Right of Action
There is also a private right of action that you can bring on your own behalf for Minimum Wage and Hours and Overtime Compensation violations. Additionally, if you are part of a group of employees who are not being paid overtime, you may be eligible to participate in an overtime violations collective action lawsuit if you have been unlawfully denied overtime wages.
The FLSA applies to both private and public sector employers. A major element of the FLSA is the requirement that employers pay employees who work beyond the specified maximum number of hours per week at the rate of time and one-half their regular hourly wage.
Determining overtime compensation under the FLSA is a three-step process:
- Calculating the employee’s total hours worked;
- Determining the applicable overtime threshold; and
- Calculating the regular rate of pay in order to establish the employee’s overtime rate.
I am a minimum wage and hours and overtime compensation attorney located in Savannah, Georgia who can help you individually or the group of employees that you work with in getting you the overtime that is due to you. I take cases throughout the State of Georgia.
Certain occupations and establishments are exempt from the minimum wage and/or overtime pay provisions and employers have lawyers on their payroll who are constantly trying to find ways to save them money in paying overtime. Money that is rightfully yours.
If you believe that you have not been paid overtime pay at the rate of time and one-half your regular rate of pay or have not been paid the minimum wage, please do not hesitate to contact me for a free consultation at (912) 244-3999. Let’s sit down and talk about the facts of your case so that I can give you my opinion about whether or not you have a case.