Indianapolis Overtime Claims Attorneys
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, covered workers, unless they are exempt, are entitled to time and a half for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. For example, if a worker is paid $10.00 an hour, they should be paid $15.00 an hour for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.
Who is an Exempt Employee?
Generally, to be an exempt employee, the employee must be paid on a salary basis, be paid a minimum salary amount, and perform certain job duties. These job duties typically fall under the categories of executive, professional, and administrative. Your specific job duties will determine whether you fit within one of these exempt job classifications or not.
Unfortunately, employers violate the FLSA in many ways. Below are some of the most common:
- Not paying an hourly employee overtime.
- Paying an employee “straight time” for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. For example, a worker is paid $10.00 an hour, and they are wrongly paid only $10.00 an hour for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.
- Not paying a salaried employee overtime, when the employee’s salary amount falls below the minimum requirement.
Contact an Overtime Lawyer in Indiana
At the Hankey Law Office, we are prepared to help anyone in Indiana who has been wrongfully denied overtime compensation. For a free consultation regarding your situation, fill out our Online Employment Case Inquiry Form, or call us at (317) 634-8565. When you submit this form, one of our experienced attorneys will promptly review your case. Please be aware that submitting this form does not create an attorney-client relationship.