Houston Overtime Claims Lawyer
If you have put forth extra time and effort at your workplace in order to help the company out in a time when it is overloaded, or when extreme precision and quality is necessary on a project, then you deserve to be paid for your labor. Employees that are not exempt from overtime pay yet who do not get the proper compensation for work in excess of the standard 40-hour work week deserve to bring a case against the company on the basis of violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
If your company is failing to pay you time and a half for your overtime work, then a Houston overtime claims attorney of the Ross Law Group can help you. Call us at 713-482-6910 to schedule a consultation.
Exempt vs. Nonexempt Status
Employees of a company will hold one of two statuses: exempt or nonexempt. Exempt employees are usually considered to be “on salary,” and are paid on a weekly basis. Employees must also meet one of the following conditions in order to be considered exempt:
- Hold executive status
- Be considered a professional
- Perform administrative work
- Work as an outside salesperson
Those who are considered to be exempt are not eligible to earn overtime pay. Workers who are paid by the hour, with the exception of highly technical/skilled employees, are not exempt from overtime, and should earn extra money for any additional work performed during the week.
The Fair Labor Standards Act
The Fair Labor Standards Act is a form of government regulation put in place to establish a nation-wide minimum wage and standard for overtime pay. According to this piece of legislation, all covered and nonexempt employees should earn one and a half times their normal pay for each extra hour they work over 40 hours in a normal work week.
If you fit these conditions but have earned less than this for your extra labor, then you need to take immediate action to claim the wages that you rightfully earned.
If you are a nonexempt employee who has worked extra time at your workplace but has not been compensated for this labor, then you have a right to file a claim against the company. The Houston overtime claims lawyers of the Ross Law Group can help you in this endeavor. Call us today at 713-482-6910 to discuss your situation.