Since state laws are specific and vary from state to state, it is important to talk to an employment law attorney in your area who can explain the local laws to you in detail. The state law, in conjunction with federal law, can help clarify your current case a bit more.
Would you like to find out more about your labor rights based on your state? We have the resources available to help you. Locate a labor rights lawyer in your area to find out more about obtaining legal representation.
Our lawyers can help employees learn about labor laws in their state pertaining to:
• Minimum wage requirements
• Child labor laws
• Overtime pay requirements
• Exempt employees vs. nonexempt employees
• Unfair labor practices
• Filing labor claims
Every state is governed by overtime and labor laws enforced by federal law, but not all states have their own set of rules and regulations. For the ones that do, they resemble the same principles enforced by federal law, with some differences and variations by state. General overtime and labor law enforces that any hour worked beyond the eight hours of a standard workday—or over forty hours of a full time workweek—must be paid at a higher wage than the normal rate of pay, usually time and a half. For example, if an employee earns ten dollars an hour and works overtime, assuming he or she is eligible, would earn fifteen dollars an hour for each hour worked overtime. Depending on the field you work in, some laws require double the pay after a certain amount of overtime work hours are exceeded—so in this case, that employee making ten dollars an hour would make twenty after a certain amount of hours. To learn more about the specific labor laws enforced by your state, contact an employment law attorney.
When it comes to labor rights by state, some state labor laws also address gratuity payments and how they relate to minimum wage requirements. If you feel that your employer is violating these laws and owes you money, contact us today.
If you or someone you know is being overworked and not compensated, you may be entitled to compensation under the labor rights laws in your state. Don’t delay—contact a local labor rights attorney today for more information.