understanding overtime wage claims

At Vargas Guerra, LLP, we champion the rights of workers to receive fair compensation for their overtime hours. Understanding and asserting your rights to overtime pay is crucial, and our legal team is here to ensure that you get the wages you rightfully deserve.

Understanding Overtime Wage Laws: Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employees are entitled to overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek at a rate of at least one and a half times their regular rate of pay. Certain states may have additional overtime rules that provide greater benefits.

Identifying Overtime Wage Violations

Overtime wage violations can occur in various forms, such as:

  • Failing to pay the correct overtime rate.
  • Miscalculating the number of hours worked.
  • Misclassifying employees as exempt from overtime.
  • Requiring or allowing 'off the clock' work without proper compensation.

Are You Eligible for Overtime Pay?

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Most hourly workers are entitled to overtime pay.
  • Salaried workers may also be eligible, depending on their job duties and salary.
  • Certain employees may be exempt from overtime under specific criteria outlined in the FLSA.

How Vargas Guerra, LLP Can Assist You

Expert Legal Representation: Vargas Guerra, LLP specializes in handling overtime wage claims. We provide robust legal support to employees who have not been paid their due overtime wages and assist employers in compliance with overtime laws.

Our Services Include:

  • For Employees: Evaluating your case, representing you in claims for unpaid overtime, and seeking compensation for wage violations.
  • For Employers: Advising on FLSA compliance, assisting in audits, and defending against wage and hour claims.

Pursue Your Overtime Wage Claims with Vargas Guerra, LLP

If you believe you have not been paid the overtime wages you are entitled to, or if you are an employer seeking to navigate overtime regulations, Vargas Guerra, LLP is ready to assist you. Contact us for a consultation to explore your legal options and ensure fair compensation.

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