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Scotch Plains | 07076The 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 Scotch Plains 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 administrative exemption applies if the worker: has the primary duty of performing office or nonmanual work related to the management or administration of a business; has the primary duty of exercising discretion and independent judgment about significant matters; receives a salary of at least $455 per week; and more. 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 Scotch Plains NJ can greatly rely on the sound advice by these experienced labor employment attorneys. Call them today to get started right away. 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. 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. Some employees are exempt from the overtime pay provisions or both the minimum wage and overtime pay provisions. Some examples of exemptions include: executive, administrative, professional employees, farm workers, casual babysitters, seasonal amusement workers, small newspaper employees, seamen employed on foreign vessels, and much more. For more information on this, contact the experienced wage and overtime dispute attorneys at Maverick & Peters, LLC today. If you're concerned about overtime & wage dispute in Scotch Plains or surrounding cities within Middlesex County NJ, call our labor employment law firm today to get the legal assistance you deserve. 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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