Tag: overtime pay
Oil & Energy Job Layoffs – Don’t Leave Your Unpaid Overtime Behind
I’m salaried. How many hours can my employer require me to work?
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not limit the number of hours in a day or days in a week any employee (salaried or hourly) may be required or scheduled to work, including overtime hours, if the employee is at least 16 years old.
What the overtime pay laws dictate is how...
Understanding Overtime Pay
What Does It Really Mean When Your Job is Being “Reclassified”?
$100,000 in Pay Doesn’t Automatically Mean No Overtime Pay
In a recent decision arising out of an overtime pay case filed on behalf of a class of welding inspectors who earned more than $100,000 in total pay per year, an appeals court addressed the issue of whether or not such earnings were “guaranteed”. If their earnings were not guaranteed, they could not be...
Overtime Pay Issues for Petrochemical Workers as Jobs increase along the Gulf Coast
Home Health Care Workers are Entitled to Overtime Pay Starting January 1, 2015
A federal court judge in Ohio has ruled that home healthcare workers are entitled to overtime wages as of January 1, 2015, the original effective date of the rule change for employees performing companionship services. The court found that the Department of Labor’s regulation changes were effective and enforceable as of January 1st even...
Am I Owed Overtime?
5 Common Ways Employers Cheat Employees Out of Overtime Pay
Many employers claim that all salaried employees are not entitled to overtime pay. This is not true. There are 2 categories of employees - exempt and non-exempt. Exempt employees are those who, due to their job duties, are...