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Avenel | 07001The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulates wages and hours in the workplace. It establishes a minimum wage and regulates overtime pay, record-keeping, and youth employment. The FLSA applies to employment in the private sector and to employment in federal, state, and local governments. Under the act, a workweek is 40 hours and federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour (at July 24, 2009). The FLSA does not require an employer to offer vacation time, sick leave, or pay raises. Local and state wage and hour laws may also apply. Contact the wage and overtime dispute attorneys at Maverick & Peters, LLC to get expertise advice regarding your overtime & wage dispute situation. They are ready to provide assistance to families throughout Avenel and New Jersey. The FLSA allows an employer can pay an employee that earns tips less than minimum wage if: the employee receives at least $30 a month in tips; the employer pays the employee at least $2.13 an hour in direct wages; the employer informs the employee of the arrangement in advance; and the combination of the employee's tips and direct wages equal at least the hourly minimum wage (if it does not, the employer must pay the employee the difference). The executive exemption applies if the worker: has a primary job duty of managing a business or a department; directs the work of two or more full-time employees; has the authority to hire, fire, or promote workers; receives a salary of at least $455 per week; and more. This executive exemption also applies to an employee that engages in the management of a business and has at least a 20% equity interest in the business. The outside sales exemption applies if the worker: has the primary duty of making sales or obtaining orders or contracts for the use of services or facilities; regularly works away from the employer's place of business; and more. Other exempt workers include those employed by a seasonal or recreational business, causal babysitters, and newspaper delivery workers. FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. The Wage and Hour Division administers and enforces FLSA with respect to private employment, state and local government employment, and members of Congress and federal employees of U.S. Postal Service. Special rules apply to state and local government employment involving fire protection and law enforcement activities, volunteer services, and compensatory time off instead of cash overtime pay. Wage and overtime dispute lawyer, Vince Maverick, can help you navigate through this difficult and unfortunate time of your life. If you're going through a overtime & wage dispute in Avenel NJ, give him a call today to see what options are available. Domestic service workers such as day workers, housekeepers, chauffeurs, cooks, or full-time babysitters are covered under the FLSA if: their cash wages from one employer are at least $1,000 in a calendar year (or the amount designated pursuant to an adjustment provision in the Internal Revenue Code), or they work a total of more than 8 hours a week for one or more employers. While FLSA does set basic minimum wage and overtime pay standards and regulates the employment of minors, there are a number of employment practices which FLSA does not regulate. For example, FLSA does not require: vacation, holiday, severance, or sick pay; meal or rest periods, holidays off, or vacations; premium pay for weekend or holiday work; pay raises or fringe benefits; and a discharge notice, reason for discharge, or immediate payment of final wages to terminated employees. Tipped employees are those who customarily and regularly receive more than $30 a month in tips. The employer may consider tips as part of wages, but the employer must pay at least $2.13 an hour in direct wages. The employer who elects to use the tip credit provision, must inform the employee in advance and must be able to show that the employee receives at least the minimum wage when direct wages and the tip credit allowance are combined. If an employee's tips combined with the employer's direct wages of at least $2.13 an hour do not equal the minimum hourly wage, the employer must make up the difference. Also, employees must retain all of their tips, except to the extent that they participate in a valid tip pooling or sharing arrangement. The FLSA provides for the employment of certain individuals at wage rates below the statutory minimum. Also included are individuals whose earning or productive capacity is impaired by a physical or mental disability, including those related to age or injury, for the work to be performed. Employment at less than the minimum wage is authorized to prevent curtailment of opportunities for employment. Such employment is permitted only under certificates issued by Wage-Hour. The seasoned wage and overtime dispute attorneys at Maverick & Peters, LLC are ready to step in to provide families & individuals with strong advice and aggressive representation to defend your rights in Avenel and throughout Middlesex County NJ. 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