Minimum Wage
With a few exceptions, most employees are entitled to be paid at least $7.25 per hour for each hour worked. Many states also have minimum wage laws that may differ from the federal minimum wage. Where an employee is subject to both the state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher of the two minimum wages. It is also important that you receive the proper minimum wage. This issue most frequently arises when you are a tipped employee. Rules for Tipped Employees

Employees entitled to overtime are to be paid for their overtime hours (all hours worked after the first forty hours in a week) at 1.5 times their regular hourly rate. Your regular hourly rate is calculated by dividing all your pay, including bonuses and shift pay, by forty hours.

For information on exemptions, salaried employees, and making sure you are getting paid for each hour you work, please see:

Rules for Overtime Exemptions
Rules for Salaried Employees
Rules for Calculating Hours Worked
Employer Record-Keeping

The materials found on this website are intended to inform the public, but they are not a substitute for an attorney’s advice about your specific situation. To learn how you are personally affected by the minimum wage and overtime rules.

It is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you or terminate you for speaking up and filing a lawsuit in order to collect your minimum wage and overtime.

The overtime lawyers of the Tran Law Firm represents clients who have not been fairly paid. If you think you are owed back pay or had illegal deductions made from your wages, contact the overtime lawyers at the Tran Law Firm to review your overtime case.

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