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Bound Brook | 08805The 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. Speak to a seasoned wage and overtime dispute lawyer, such as Vince Maverick, to discuss all your options when dealing with a overtime & wage dispute. He has assisted many families and individuals in Bound Brook and throughout Middlesex County, NJ. The FLSA's wage and hour laws apply to employers that earn $500,000 in annual gross sales and to employers that engage in interstate commerce or produce goods for interstate commerce. Interstate commerce includes sending mail through the U.S. Postal Service, the use of telephones or computers for interstate communication, or the shipping, handling, or receipt of goods through interstate commerce. Because of its broad coverage, the FLSA applies to virtually all employers. The act, however, does exempt small farms that meet certain requirements. 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 professional exemption applies if the worker: performs work that requires advanced knowledge, such as work that is predominately intellectual and requires the use of discretion and judgment; has advanced knowledge in the field of learning or science, including the fields of law, medicine, theology, accounting, actuarial computation, engineering, architecture, teaching, and various types of physical, chemical, and biological sciences, and pharmacy; has acquired advanced knowledge through a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction; receives a salary of at least $455 per week; and more. Other exempt workers include those employed by a seasonal or recreational business, causal babysitters, and newspaper delivery workers. Federal law prohibits private employers from giving employees 'comp' time (an hour of time off for every hour worked) for hours that exceed a 40-hour workweek. Instead, an employer may arrange an employee's workweek so that the time worked does not exceed 40 hours. This means that an employee could work four ten-hour days for a total accumulation of 40 hours for the week. This arrangement does not require an employer to pay overtime. The overtime & wage dispute lawyers at Maverick & Peters, LLC can walk you through each step of the way during this difficult phase of your life. Families & individuals in Bound Brook NJ can greatly rely on the sound advice by these experienced labor employment attorneys. Call them today to get started right away. Covered nonexempt workers are entitled to a minimum wage of not less than federal minimum hourly rate. Overtime pay at a rate of not less than one and one-half times their regular rates of pay is required after 40 hours of work in a workweek. 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. FLSA does not limit the number of hours in a day or days in a week an employee may be required or scheduled to work, including overtime hours, if the employee is at least 16 years old. 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 Bound Brook and throughout Middlesex County NJ. Wage & Overtime Disputes Lawyers serving South Plainfield, Avenel, Bound Brook, Clark, Colonia, Dunellen, Edison, Fanwood, Fords, Green Brook, Iselin, Metuchen, Middlesex, North Plainfield, Piscataway, Plainfield, Rahway, Scotch Plains, South Bound Brook, Warren, Woodbridge, and throughout Middlesex County.
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