FLSA Overtime & Minimum Wage Hot Topics
Auto-deduct for working meal breaks and off-the-clock overtime; LPNs and hourly-paid RNs as non-exempt
Servers & Tipped Employees
Minimum wage violations
Exempt or non-exempt under FLSA
Payment for Travel Time
Payment for travel time during the work day
Partial Day Absences
Forfeiting exempt status by docking salary for partial day absences
Misclassified as exempt
Rounding down but not up to avoid paying overtime
FLSA retaliation for overtime and unpaid wage complaints
FLSA-covered employees mislabeled as independent contractors
Am I owed overtime?
Covered employee or independent contractor? Salaried exempt or salaried non-exempt? Whether the FLSA's overtime pay requirements apply to you will depend on your actual job duties performed, not on job titles or contract language.
Why comp time is wrong
If you're an FLSA non-exempt employee who worked over forty hours one week ("overtime"), only to be told that you can take those overtime hours worked as leave at some later time -- and you don't work for the government -- you're likely the victim of an illegal "comp time" overtime policy.