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Wage & Hour Law Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Employees across the United States are protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act, which dictates minimum wage and overtime pay standards. These laws can be confusing, as many employees are exempt from these standards due to the nature of their job. If you believe that you are not being compensated within the confines of the FLSA, you may have a claim. For over 30 years, Attorney Ben Barrett has proudly represented employees across the state of Georgia who are facing employment law violations. To discuss your situation with an experienced attorney, contact Ben Barrett Law today.

Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that sets the minimum wage and other wage standards for the United States. This law requires employers to pay their employees the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. However, in the state of Georgia, employers who are not subject to the FLSA are permitted to pay their employees a minimum wage of $5.15 per hour. If you are an employee who receives tips, such as a waiter, the FLSA only requires that you receive a minimum wage of $2.13 per hour. Under the FLSA, other workers who are exempt from minimum wage include the following:

  • Babysitters
  • Workers with disabilities
  • Fishermen
  • Newspaper delivery employees
  • Newspaper employees of limited circulation newspapers
  • Switchboard operators

Overtime Laws Under The FLSA

The Fair Labor Standards Act also sets overtime laws for employees who are eligible for this type of pay. Eligible employees who work more than 40 hours per week should receive 1.5 times the amount of their regular pay. There are also situations in which an employee may receive additional overtime pay for working on federally declared holidays. It is important to note, however, that overtime pay does not extend to all employees. A few examples of employees who are exempt from receiving overtime pay include the following:

  • Certain computer professionals covered under Section 13(a)(17) of the FLSA
  • Certain farmworkers on small farms
  • Certain retail or service sales employees who receive commission
  • Babysitters
  • Truck, trailer, boat, and aircraft salespeople
  • Television station employees in small markets
  • Taxicab drivers
  • Police officers working in small, public police departments with under 5 officers
  • Livestock auction workers
  • Movie theater employees
  • Companions for the elderly
  • Buyers of agricultural products
  • Airline employees
  • Newspaper delivery employees

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Contact Ben Barrett Law

If you believe that your employer has violated the Fair Labor Standards Act in the state of Georiga, it is important that you take your legal options into consideration, as you may be entitled to damages. With over 30 years of experience practicing employment law, Attorney Ben Barrett has the skill and knowledge it takes to effectively represent your interests. Our firm is committed to helping you pursue the justice you are entitled to. To discuss your situation with an employment law attorney you can count on, contact Ben Barrett Law today and schedule a consultation.

Our Philosophy

Our firm hand-selects challenging, complex cases that other attorneys won’t touch so we can deliver the highly-personalized attention your case deserves. From consultation to trial, we advocate for employees’ rights, every step of the way.

Our Principle

We base our practice on the principles of service and care. We take the time to truly know each and every client, and we put all of our energy into obtaining the best outcome possible, time and time again.

Our Definition Of Success

We will prosecute your case to the fullest extent possible. If you’ve been wronged by an employer in Georgia, you can count on Ben Barrett Law to fight for you.

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