As a United States citizen, you work for a living. Though many of us enjoy what we do, the bottom line is that we work for pay. Unfortunately, there are times when employers will deny employees their rightful pay, often on purpose, so they can save money. This is unacceptable. Fortunately, if this has happened to you, you may have legal recourse. Please continue reading and reach out to a dedicated Atlanta wage & hour law attorney from Ben Barrett Law to learn more about how these laws work and how our legal team can help if you were denied your rightful pay. Here are some of the questions you may have about the legal process ahead:
What are the wage & hour laws in Georgia?
Most employers are mandated under the federal Fair Labor and Standards Act to pay their employees a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. That said, not all employees qualify for the federal minimum wage, such as those who work for tips (though they must be paid $2.13 per hour), while babysitters, fishermen, newspaper delivery employees, switchboard operators, and workers with disabilities are not required to be paid any minimum wage. That said, if you believe your employer has denied you minimum wage and that you qualify for minimum wage, there’s a strong chance you can pursue a claim against your employer. Our Atlanta employment rights attorney can help you pursue that compensation.
What if I was denied overtime pay?
You should also note that most employees who work for more than 40 hours per week are entitled to overtime pay, which is at least 1.5 times the amount of their regular pay. In certain cases, working on federally-recognized holidays will also qualify an employee for overtime pay. If you were denied overtime pay, we can also pursue a claim against your employer for compensation. You should note, however, that there are certain employees who are exempt from overtime pay, including babysitters, computer professionals, some farmworkers, taxicab drivers, airline employees, newspaper delivery employees, and more.
The bottom line is that if you believe your right to a fair wage has been denied, you may have legal options, and our firm can help you explore those options. If you have any additional questions or you believe you have a case against your employer, simply pick up the phone and give us a call today so we can get started working on your case.
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