These are some of the wage & hour cases that employment attorney Alberto Naranjo has personally handled to help recover unpaid wages throughout Miami and Florida. Names have been changed to protect client confidentiality, but the details of the story remain the same.
The FLSA typically classifies exempt employees into three categories: professional, administrative, and executive. Their compensation is not directly tied to hours worked. As such, they don’t have the same protections afforded to the non-exempt majority under FLSA and don’t get paid overtime.
The three most common categories for exempt employees under FSLA are:
Most employees earn a higher hourly rate than their base rate after working over 40-hours a week. These employees are protected by Federal overtime law, which uses a simple mathematic equation to calculate the overtime pay rate.
Hourly Pay Rate x 1.5 x Number of Overtime Hours Worked.
Your base pay or hourly rate may be higher or lower than you think based on any bonuses that are paid on a regular basis or earned as well as based on the hours you work. The same does not apply to exempt employees.
The following tips help employees protect themselves against unpaid wages:
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