Am I Owed Overtime?

Securing The Pay You Deserve In South Florida

Are you working more than 40 hours a week at your current job and feel you haven't been fairly compensated for your effort? Individuals who receive straight pay for hours worked beyond the normal 40 hour week may be entitled to increased compensation.

Determining if you are eligible for increased overtime pay can be tricky. At the Law Offices of Gary A. Costales, P.A., we can help you in determining eligibility for overtime compensation, and recovery of any compensation that should have been earned in the past.

Do You Deserve Overtime Pay?

The Fair Labor Standards Act stipulates that employers must pay workers 1 1/2 times their regular rate of pay for each hour worked in a work week over the maximum allowed — generally, 40 hours. Employees must be paid a salary of at least $455 per week to be eligible for overtime pay, but are exempt if they act in one of the following capacities:

  • Executive or managers: If you supervise the equivalent of two or more full-time employees, and have the discretion to hire and fire people or your recommendations to hire and fire carry weight with the employer you fall within this exemption.
  • Professional: If you are in a profession that requires a lot of education and you are using what you went to school for you may be exempt. Includes doctors, lawyers and accountants.
  • Administrative: Employees who perform nonmanual work with extensive independence and discretion with regard to matters of importance to a business or make important decisions about money. Includes chief financial officers.

Let Us Review Your Situation

If you do not meet one of these exemptions and are compensated at least $455 per week, you may be eligible for overtime pay. We welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case and recommend a course of action. Call 877-389-7395 or contact our firm online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your overtime concerns.

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