Wage and hour laws are in place to protect the rights of employees and ensure that they are properly compensated for their work. Sometimes, employees are miscategorized and deemed ineligible for overtime pay — even though they lawfully qualify.
If you believe you have a wage and hour claim against your employer — either individually or as a group — the law office of Reid H. Ervin & Associates, P.C., can help. We will assess your situation and help you determine a solid course of legal action. Contact a Norfolk wage and hour law lawyer to find out more.
Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires companies to pay employees for time actually worked and for payment of overtime wages for any time worked in excess of 40 hours in a week. However, certain types of employees are exempt from these rules; and the line between an exempt and a non-exempt employee is not always clear.
To avoid the requirements of the FLSA, some companies will establish a practice of not paying overtime wages to a large group of its employees who have a right to be paid overtime. In other situations, companies sometimes mistakenly miscategorize an employee or group of employees as exempt from overtime compensation. But whether the company's actions are intentional or accidental, the FLSA requires the company to provide back pay to the aggrieved employees.
If you believe you have been unfairly denied overtime pay, we urge you to contact our law firm to discuss your situation with an experienced employment law attorney.
Contact a York County Employee Misclassification Lawyer
To learn more about your options for pursuing a wage and hour claim against your employer, contact a Norfolk employment law attorney today.