Wage and Hour Claims

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that requires employers to pay non-exempt employees a minimum wage.  Since July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage has been $7.25 per hour.  The FLSA also requires employers to pay non-exempt employees at overtime rates, not less than one and one-half times their regular rate, for time worked in excess of forty hours in a workweek.  Employees who do not receive the minimum wage or overtime as required by the FLSA, have a private right of action against their employers.  Aggrieved employees can sue individually and/or in a representative capacity on behalf of other similarly situated employees.  Under the FLSA, an individual must file suit to recover any unpaid wages within two years, except in the case of willful violation, in which case a three year statute of limitations applies.

Caycedo Law, P.C. is experienced in both prosecuting wage and hour claims for individuals and counseling, advising and representing small businesses in the area of wage and hour law.  If you are an individual or small business with any questions or issues related to wage and hour law, contact Caycedo Law, P.C. for guidance.