FLSA Lawyer Washington DC
Fair Labor Standards Act – Washington, DC
If you are in an unfortunate and uncomfortable situation where your employer is not paying you what s/he is supposed to, you may be in need of a FLSA lawyer Washington DC employees are fortunate to have available to them.
As a law firm that is qualified to uphold the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), at Cohen & Cohen we advocate aggressively for our clients when their employers are not paying them the wages they are entitled to.
The Fair Labor Standards Act enacted minimum wage requirements, overtime pay standards, and youth employment rules. It affects all businesses, both large and small. The FLSA mandates that if an employee works in excess of 40 a week, his/her employer must compensate him/her time and a half for each extra hour unless the employee is exempt. If you have worked in excess of 40 hours a week and have not received appropriate overtime pay, you should consult a reputable FLSA lawyer Washington DC residents can recommend.
Sometimes employers mistakenly believe that an employee is exempt from receiving overtime. For an employee to be considered exempt, each of the following must be met:
- Employee must be paid a salary (except for computer workers). They may not be an hourly worker.
- Employee must earn at least $455.00 per week.
- Employee’s job must consist of specific duties as specified by the FLSA. These specific duties include, among other things, executive duties, management duties, and duties of highly compensated employees.
- A rule of thumb is that exempt positions must be non-manual roles that involve general business operations.
If you are an employee and are unsure if your position is exempt, contact a FLSA lawyer Washington DC is proud to call one of their own. And if at any point you have been injured on the job, seek out personal injury lawyers Washington DC trusts.
In addition to regulating overtime pay, the FLSA also mandates that all employees must receive a minimum wage of at least $7.25 per hour. Sometimes employers ask employees to complete work-related tasks “off the clock.” This is a violation of the FLSA. If your employer requires you to complete work “off the clock”, contact an FLSA lawyer to determine if you have a claim. For a reputable FLSA lawyer Washington DC employees are lucky to have on their side, contact Cohen & Cohen
The only exception to these minimum wage rules are employees who receive tips. Those employees must receive pay of at least $2.13 per hour. The FLSA requires that an employee’s wages and tips must equal at least $7.25 an hour. Many tipped employees do not realize this and do not receive adequate pay. If an employee is not receiving a total of $7.25 per hour after combining tips and $2.13 an hour, it is considered inadequate pay. If you are a tipped employee and your wages and tips do not equal at least minimum wage, call an FLSA lawyer Washington DC inadequately paid employees can trust.
Contact an FLSA Lawyer in Washington DC
If you believe your employer has violated the FLSA by not compensating you appropriately, you need not fear retaliation for raising the issue with your employer or reaching out to an FSLA lawyer. In fact, employers that fire employees or even disrupt the workplace as a result of pending FLSA claims are in violation of the FLSA and may be required to pay damages as a result. The first step in determining if there has been a violation and you have a case is to contact a Washington, DC FLSA lawyer right away.
For a knowledgeable FLSA lawyer Washington DC can count on, contact Cohen & Cohen today for a free case evaluation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.