Holding Birmingham Employers to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is tasked with establishing uniform standards for minimum wage, overtime pay and child labor for part- and full-time workers with local, state and/or federal occupations. The FLSA is enforced by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and specific rules may apply to state and local government employees. For more information regarding these rules, contact an experienced attorney at Quinn, Connor, Weaver, Davies & Rouco LLP.
Minimum Wage & Overtime Pay
Covered, nonexempt workers are entitled to a minimum wage of at least $7.25 an hour. Overtime pay at a rate of at least one and one-half times their regular rates of pay is required if the employee works more than 40 hours a week. Any employer who fails to pay you an adequate wage and/or warranted overtime pay may be in breach of FLSA regulations.
Employees working for companies engaged in interstate commerce are covered by FLSA regulations. For those employers who don’t fall under the purview of FLSA, minimum wage, overtime pay and child labor standards may still apply, though the details are somewhat esoteric and are best explained by an experienced employment lawyer.
No Time to Waste
If you believe your employer has violated your rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act, you need to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Having spent decades representing employees throughout Georgia and Alabama, the skilled team at Quinn, Connor, Weaver, Davies & Rouco LLP know what it takes to secure the outcome you deserve.