Fair Labor Standards Act Wage Claims
Schwartz Perry & Heller, LLP Explains the FLSA
The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) establishes federal standards
for workers regarding minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and
child labor. Covered employees are entitled to minimum wage not less than
$8.50 per hour, and overtime pay at a rate of not less than 1 and ½
times the regular rate of pay for all hours worked after 40 hours in a
workweek. Under most circumstances, an employee must be at least 16 years
of age to work.
Most states, including New York and New Jersey, have minimum wage rates
that track the federal rate. Where federal and state laws have different
minimum standard wages, the higher standard applies.
Call Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP for Legal Guidance
If you believe your employer is violating FLSA regulations with regards
to your wage and hours, you may want to consider conferring with an attorney.
We will be pleased to speak with you about your concerns. The initial
interview will be free, as we do not charge a fee for the opportunity
to determine whether we believe we will be able to help you, and for you
to decide whether you wish to invite us to do so.
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