Overtime Pay Laws

The Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA requires non-exempt employees to be paid overtime when they work in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. The overtime pay should be at a rate not less than time and a half of their regular pay. For example, an employee working for Texas’ minimum wage rate of $7.25/hr would receive $10.88 as an overtime wage. The FLSA exempts certain employees from receiving overtime.  According to the Fair Labor Standards Act, bona fide executive, administrative, or professional employees are exempt.

Whenever an employer allows or requires an employee to work more than 40 hours in one workweek, that employer is required to pay accordingly for the overtime hours worked. An employer cannot refuse to pay you overtime if you are a non-exempt employee.

Most states simply follow Federal Law regarding Unpaid Overtime. There is a 2-year statute of limitation for back pay recovery, meaning that wages can be recovered going back 2 years of the date you filed. If your employer knowingly violated FLSA standards for overtime pay, then you can recover wages going back 3 years.

If you think your employer may be violating FLSA standards by not fairly paying you overtime wages, then call the overtime lawyers at Dunham & Jones to discuss your case. The overtime attorneys at Dunham & Jones represent clients who are not being properly compensated for overtime.

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