Q. What types of employees are entitled to overtime pay – which are not?A. There are two types or categories of employees, exempt and non-exempt. Exempt employees are those who, due to their job duties and compensation, are not legally entitled to overtime and are, therefore, “exempt” from the laws regarding overtime pay. Non-exempt employees
The underlying principle of overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is that every eligible worker deserves to be paid for his or her labor, and should receive premium overtime reimbursement at or above the rate of 1.5 times the regular wages for working overtime for the benefit of their employer. Do you
Independent Contractor Unpaid Overtime Attorney There are significant differences in being classified as an “independent contractor” rather than an “employee.” One important difference is that The Fair Labor Standards Act the federal law that requires minimum wage and overtime pay only applies to employees. Independent contractors are not covered. This means that independent contractors do
Employers benefit from being able to classify certain workers as exempt “computer professionals.” As an exempt worker under California wage laws, computer professionals are not required to be paid a premium for overtime hours worked. However, the worker must meet certain requirements to qualify for this California overtime law exemption. First and foremost is the
Q: SHOULD MY BONUS BE INCLUDED IN MY OVERTIME PAY RATE? A: IT DEPENDS Everyone knows (or should know) that nonexempt employees must be paid at least time-and-one-half their “regular rate” of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.  What everyone does not always know is what goes into the calculation of
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