Have you worked overtime without being properly compensated? In certain cases, your employer is obligated to pay you time and half for any time worked over 40 hours in a week. But the law regarding overtime pay is complex, which is why you need the help of an experienced employment lawyer.
The Houston overtime lawyers of Feldman & Feldman have successful handled a variety of wage and hour claims for our clients. Our extensive knowledge and experience with overtime cases gives us an edge over other lawyers.
Types of Workers Who Are Eligible for Overtime Pay
There are many different types of employees in the workforce that are paid in different ways. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) dictates federal law regarding overtime pay for employees, and under the provisions of this Act, the following workers may be eligible for overtime pay:
- Day Rate Workers. If you are paid a certain rate per day by your employer, you are eligible for overtime pay if you work more than 40 hours in a week. Day rate workers often include oilfield workers.
- Hourly Workers. If you are paid a certain rate per hour by your employer, you are eligible for overtime pay if you work more than 40 hours in a week. Hourly workers can include retail and factory workers.
- Tipped Workers. If you are paid a certain amount per hour and receive tips on top of that, you are eligible to receive overtime pay, but it is calculated based on tip credit. If tips are pooled and then distributed evenly among all tipped employees, the funds must be distributed fairly. Overtime for tipped workers can be complicated, so it is best to get help from an experienced employment lawyer.
- Salaried Workers (Under Specific Conditions). The law regarding overtime for salaried employees is complicated. There are certain job duties and a minimum weekly salary requirement that can make a salaried employee exempt from receiving overtime pay. The exact specifications are complicated. Feldman & Feldman can help you determine if you are entitled to overtime pay.
What to Do If You Think Your Employer Owes You Unpaid Overtime
Have you worked overtime hours and not received sufficient payment for that time? If you believe your employer owes you overtime wages, contact an employment lawyer right away. The more time that passes, the more difficult it becomes to prove the hours that you worked and the pay you received or didn’t receive. The law also bars claims brought too late, so the longer you delay, the more hours of back pay you may miss out on.
The Houston Overtime Lawyers of Feldman & Feldman
The laws regarding overtime pay can be confusing. If your employer is withholding wages you believe you deserve, Feldman & Feldman can help you determine whether or not you have a legitimate claim. If so, we will file a lawsuit against your employer to collect the pay you earned. We also represent employers being sued by employees for unpaid overtime.