The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was passed in an effort to set a minimum wage and maximum hour requirement for Hardworking Americans. Since 2009, the federal minimum wage has been stuck at just $7.25 per hour.
While most Americans now earn at least the federal minimum wage, millions do not and Jay Forester has prosecuted numerous class actions throughout the United States for egregious minimum wage violations.
Many Americans do not stop at 40 hours but work overtime. It surprises many of our clients to learn, however, that most Americans are entitled to overtime pay. Common mistakes we find among people who contact us is that companies are
- Paying you on an exempt or salary basis when the law requires someone in your position to be paid hourly with overtime pay.
- Treating you like an “independent contractor” when the law says you are actually working as an employee and must be paid minimum wage and overtime.
- Making you work off-the-clock in an intentional effort to pay you less.
- Miscalculating overtime owed.