Should You Be Paid Hourly?

Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations are clear about the guidelines that must be followed when classifying an employee as salaried or hourly. The common term used for a salaried worker is "exempt" as the employer is exempt from meeting certain regulations related to overtime and hourly wage requirements. The legal term "nonexempt" refers to employees who are entitled to be paid a minimum wage and overtime compensation pursuant to federal wage and hour requirements.

Unfortunately, many employers have decided that classifying a worker as exempt means they can expect longer hours with no overtime pay requirement. "Greater flexibility" for the worker is usually the tradeoff the employer falls back on, but the reality is that many salaried workers do not meet the FLSA criteria as an exempt worker.

If you are a worker in Southeast Texas and feel you have been improperly classified as an exempt or salaried worker, talk to an attorney at Warren & Siurek, L.L.P., in Houston. We are a team of employment lawyers who have been dedicated to protecting the rights of workers since opening our doors in 1992. Employment law is all we do.

We will review your circumstances and help you decide whether you have a legitimate case for legal action to force a reclassification.

Let Us Start By Answering Your Questions About Exempt, Nonexempt Status

Call us at 832-699-1988 or toll free at 877-497-0328, or send us your questions in an email. We will respond quickly to schedule an opportunity to have you discuss your case with one of our attorneys.

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