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Am I Entitled to Overtime?

Posted by B&F System Admin | Nov 15, 2017

The Fair Labor Standards Act entitles every employee to time and a half for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. All of us know this is true when dealing with an hourly pay structure, but did you know that you are also eligible if you are paid a salary?

Salaried employees are eligible for overtime compensation too!

Many employees aren't even aware that they are eligible for overtime pay. There are many requirements that must be met in order for an employee to NOT be eligible for overtime. Classification of employees incorrectly is one of the many ways that companies are illegally avoiding paying overtime to employees. Know your rights!

Almost 80% of workers are entitled to overtime,

yet over 70% of employers are not properly paying employees.

Employees are classified as either exempt or non-exempt. The difference between the two is their eligibility for overtime pay. A non-exempt employee is entitled to overtime — unless the employee meets very stringent requirements that categorize them as exempt. Many employers are categorizing employees as “exempt” to avoid paying overtime, when in actuality they are due overtime compensation.

Due to the complexity of overtime cases, we have created scenarios to explain some of the more complicated cases. For example, the title of manager doesn't exempt you from overtime pay. Read our scenario of the Atlanta Product Manager who was awarded overtime compensation.

Listed here are just a few ways to determine eligibility for overtime compensation in Georgia, but there are many more.

In order to find out if you qualify call one of our Atlanta Overtime Attorneys, all conversations are confidential and at no charge. We are here to help you get what you deserve.

Our team of Atlanta Employment Lawyers will review your situation and let you know whether or not you have a claim. Keep in mind, an employee can often go back as far as three years to recover wages owed.

Contact Barrett & Farahany, LLP, LLP to schedule an appointment here or by calling for a no-cost consultation and more advice on whether you are entitled to overtime. We want to help you understand your rights.

All meetings with an Atlanta overtime attorney are confidential.

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When you reach out to us, you will receive a complimentary consultation with one of our skilled Atlanta employment attorneys. During our initial consultation with you, we can help you to better understand your rights and will work with you to determine what course of action is in your best interest. We take great pride in providing assistance based on years of experience negotiating and litigating employment matters to protect employee interests. If you find yourself in need of dedicated legal representation, we are prepared to advocate on your behalf – our goal is always to protect employee victims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.