Am I Entitled to Overtime?
The Fair Labor Standards Act entitles every employee to time and a half for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. All of us know this is true when dealing with an hourly pay structure, but did you know that you are also eligible if you are paid a salary?
Salaried employees are eligible for overtime compensation too!
Many employees aren’t even aware that they are eligible for overtime pay. There are many requirements that must be met in order for an employee to NOT be eligible for overtime. Classification of employees incorrectly is one of the many ways that companies are illegally avoiding paying overtime to employees. Know your rights!
Almost 80% of workers are entitled to overtime,
yet over 70% of employers are not properly paying employees.
Employees are classified as either exempt or non-exempt. The difference between the two is their eligibility for overtime pay. A non-exempt employee is entitled to overtime — unless the employee meets very stringent requirements that categorize them as exempt. Many employers are categorizing employees as “exempt” to avoid paying overtime, when in actuality they are due overtime compensation.
Due to the complexity of overtime cases, we have created scenarios to explain some of the more complicated cases. For example, the title of manager doesn’t exempt you from overtime pay. Read our scenario of the Atlanta Product Manager who was awarded overtime compensation.
Listed here are just a few ways to determine eligibility for overtime compensation in Georgia, but there are many more.
- If you make less than $23,600 annually in the State of Georgia
- If you don’t supervise or manage other employees within the company
- Even if your title is manager, but you don’t make any significant financial or business decisions
- If you have to get approval on decisions made in regards to your job
- If your employer refuses to pay for unapproved overtime, even though you worked the hours
In order to find out if you qualify call one of our Atlanta Overtime Attorneys, all conversations are confidential and at no charge. We are here to help you get what you deserve.
Our team of Atlanta Employment Lawyers will review your situation and let you know whether or not you have a claim. Keep in mind, an employee can often go back as far as three years to recover wages owed.
Contact Barrett & Farahany, LLP to schedule an appointment here or by calling for a no-cost consultation and more advice on whether you are entitled to overtime. We want to help you understand your rights.
All meetings with an Atlanta overtime attorney are confidential.
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