Austin Overtime & Wage Dispute Attorney
Austin employment lawyer The Melton Law Firm helps employees protect their rights while navigating the complexities of overtime and wage-and-hour disputes. Though many workers are familiar with the ideas of a minimum wage requirement and overtime pay, few are prepared to confront the many exceptions, modifications, and qualifications in these laws.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the federal statute which governs overtime and minimum wage for virtually all businesses. It covers issues such as:
- Overtime wage eligibility
- Minimum wage requirements
- Tip pooling
- Tip credit
Changes in Overtime and Wage Laws
Like many other federal employment laws, the FLSA has undergone several revisions over the years. For example, legislation passed in 2007 implemented a plan to gradually increase the minimum wage from $5.85 an hour in July 2007 to $7.25 an hour in July 2009. Although such a change is fairly straightforward, it is just one example of how overtime and wage laws are constantly being changed and reinterpreted.
Another recent change to the FLSA resulted in the redefinition of overtime time-and-a-half eligibility; some employees who were entitled to overtime pay found themselves suddenly disqualified, while others were newly entitled to overtime wages.
The Austin overtime and wage lawyers at The Melton Law Firm can handle your case using the most up to date information and court rulings available to ensure that your rights and interests are always protected. Contact us today to learn more about pursuing your overtime and wage case.