Non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay for hours worked over forty (40) in a workweek at a rate of at least one and a half (1.5) times their regular rate of pay. Even employees paid on a salary basis may be entitled to overtime pay. Employers may misclassify and/or intentionally fail to pay employees legally required wages, including overtime wages at a rate of at least one and a half (1.5) times their regular rate of pay. If your employer is not paying you for the hours you work over 40 in a workweek, or not paying you a rate of at least 1.5 times your regular rate of pay for overtime hours worked, please contact our experienced Queens / New York City to evaluate your Queens / NYC overtime claims.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), a plaintiff who demonstrates that he / she was improperly denied overtime may recover, in addition to unpaid wages, an amount equal to the unpaid wages -- unless his employer demonstrates that it acted in good faith and had reasonable grounds for believing that it had not violated the FLSA. Thus, Employees can obtain double damages under the FLSA. Statute of limitations apply, so contact a Queens / NYC overtime lawyer that practices in the area of employment law as soon as possible.
Overtime laws are very intricate and complex. There are many exemptions and factors regarding whether an employee is entitled to or exempt from overtime pay. There are also additional protections for employees regarding overtime such as retaliation protection and liquidated damages for employees. If you believe your employee has violated any of your rights with respect to overtime wages or any other employment rights, please contact our Queens / NYC overtime attorneys as soon as possible before your legal rights expire.
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