South Jersey FLSA Lawyers Protect the Rights of Fair Wages for New Jersey Employees
According to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws, an employee must be paid a minimum wage for each hour they work. In New Jersey, that minimum wage is $8.25 per hour. An employee that works in excess of 40 hours per week must be paid overtime at a rate of one and a half times the hourly rate. There are exemptions to these laws for employees classified as executive, administrative, or professional employees. Unfortunately for some New Jersey workers, at times employers may hire workers under the exemption titles to avoid having to pay minimum wage and overtime pay.
The three exemptions in state and federal law are general enough for employers to hire a wide range of employees that can be classified within the exempt positions. For example, an executive employee is generally a manager with hiring and firing power within an organization. An administrative employee spends the majority of their time in the clerical and administrative procedures within the company. A professional employee has a special field of study and uses their knowledge to fulfill their job responsibilities. Other exempt employees in New Jersey include farm workers, hotel workers, taxi drivers, and limo drivers. For employers looking to evade overtime and minimum wage, these exemptions can be loosely interpreted to benefit the employer.
New Jersey employees that believe they have worked more hours than they were paid, or who believe they were entitled to overtime pay, can enlist the help of an experienced and reputable South Jersey wage and hour lawyer to collect back pay. Workers can also file for back pay in relation to hours worked outside of their regular schedule such as times spent at meetings and in training sessions. Commissions and bonuses, lunch and break times, and automatic time clock systems can also take advantage of compensation owed to employees. Enlisting the help of a knowledgeable New Jersey FLSA lawyer can help you claim the money that you may be entitled to receive.
South Jersey Wage and Hour Lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates Protect Worker’s Rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act
If you or someone you know believes that an employer is violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying you minimum wage or overtime, call the New Jersey FLSA lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates. Our team of dedicated and knowledgeable wage and hour lawyers in New Jersey will review the details of your claim and advise you of the best legal strategy available to collect money that you may be owed. Call our employment discrimination attorneys today at 215-569-1999, or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation today.
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