Effective Overtime Compensation Disputes Attorney Representing Hillsborough County & Pinellas County Clients
Not all employees in Florida are eligible for overtime pay, but many are. Typically, eligible employees should receive overtime pay if they work more than ten hours in a single shift or 40 hours in one work week. If you are entitled to overtime pay and haven’t been properly compensated, or told by your employer that you do not qualify for overtime pay despite being a non-exempt employee, you may have the grounds needed for a successful overtime compensation claim.
Exempt vs. Non-exempt Employees
There are two kinds of employees, exempt and non-exempt. As a general rule, only non-exempt employees are routinely eligible for overtime compensation. If you are unsure which type of employee you are, please read the general guidelines below:
You are likely an exempt employee if you:
- Make over $455 per week
- Hold any of the following distinctions or titles: executive, administrative, learned professional, creative professional, computer analyst, programmer, and software engineer, outside sales, highly compensated employee, salaried employee
You are most likely considered a non-exempt employee if you:
- Make less than $455 per week or $23,660 per year
- Hold any of the following titles or distinctions: “blue collar” worker, non-managerial employee, perform work that requires repetitive operations with your hands, physical skill, and energy; are paid at an hourly rate, part-time employee, seasonal employee, etc.
All non-exempt employees and exempt employees who qualify for overtime pay must be paid 1.5 times their regular hourly rate for all hours logged in overtime. You should be earning overtime if you work more than ten hours in a single daily shift or more than 40 hours in any given work week. In Florida, there is no limit to how many hours of overtime for which you can be compensated. Therefore, if you work 60 hours in one week, your employer must pay you for 20 hours of overtime; for example, they cannot cap the amount at 10 hours per week.
Get the Help You Deserve
If you have discussed overtime compensation discrepancies with your manager or other appropriate entity at work and they have not been resolved, you need to contact experienced employment lawyer Craig Berman. He has over 25 years of legal experience and can help you resolve these issues so you are compensated properly. Don’t let your employer take advantage of you, get the help you need today.