REQUIREMENTS FOR MINIMUM WAGE & OVERTIME
U.S. workers, including those in Georgia, are protected from unfairly low compensation and failure to make correct overtime payments under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The law requires that most employees are paid at least $7.25 per hour (minimum wage) and that they receive overtime pay for any time worked beyond forty hours in a week. The rate of overtime pay is 1.5 times the employee’s regular rate of pay.
FLSA applies to most businesses, government agencies, hospitals, schools, domestic workers, and smaller businesses that produce goods for interstate commerce. If a worker is legally employed by one of those entities, they are entitled to at least minimum wage and overtime pay, unless the employee falls into one of the exempt categories.
WHY CONSULT WITH US
At Pasley, Nuce, Mallory & Davis, LLC, we have dedicated attorneys with extensive minimum wage and overtime compensation knowledge and experience to help guide you and fight for you. Minimum wage and overtime compensation is a very complicated area of law, with many rules and regulations. Some of these apply because of Federal law, while others exist because of state statutes. If you have been denied wage and overtime compensation, get the help you need by contacting us at any of our 4 office locations.