I talk with a lot of potential clients who complain that they work more than 50 hours a week without getting paid overtime. I always ask if they complained to a supervisor or boss, and the usual response is that “I didn’t know because I was on salary.” Salaried workers are often misclassifed and as a result, don’t get the overtime pay that they earned.
While an employee can be exempt from overtime pay by receiving a salary, there are many other factors that have to be considered. Just because an employee receives a salary does not automatically mean that he or she was paid properly (or not entitled to overtime pay). Instead, Courts focus on job duties, education, qualifications, independence, and the decisions that employees made – along with the salary – in order to decide if the employee should have been receiving overtime wages.
The FairLaw Firm is familiar with employees who get paid a salary and wonder if they are or were entitled to get paid overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FairLaw Firm will fight for your right to get the wages that you earned!
If you have a question about overtime wages or if you were paid properly, then please contact us for a FREE CONSULTATION. Most cases are handled on contingency, which means that we only get paid if and when you get paid.