Memphis FLSA Attorney

What Is the Fair Labor Standards Act?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets the federal standards for the overtime pay and wages of workers. If you believe that your employer is not paying you overtime wages under the FLSA or is violating FLSA standards in any other way, we at Donati Law, PLLC are here to give you a helping hand. We understand that wage and labor issues can be stressful-we can take care of all the details on your behalf.

What is the Minimum Wage?

Effective July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Many states also have minimum wage laws. If you are subject to both federal and state minimum wage laws, you are entitled to the higher minimum wage.

Call (901) 209-5500 or contact us via online form to schedule an initial consultation with an FLSA lawyer in Memphis as soon as possible.

What is a Wage Violation?

The most common type of wage violations involves overtime pay. In Tenessee, employees are entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours per week. If your employer fails to pay you overtime, it is technically considered "wage theft" because they are keeping money that belongs to you.

Note that not all employees are entitled to overtime pay:

  • Non-exempt employees are eligible for overtime. They are paid via salary or hourly wages.
  • Exempt employees are not eligible for overtime. They are paid on a salary, not hourly; earn at least $684 per week (as of January 1, 2020); and perform professional, executive, or administrative duties.

Common Examples of Wage Violations Include:

  • Denying employees overtime because they are salaried
  • Misclassifying employees as "exempt" when they should be "non-exempt"
  • Offering time off for extra hours worked instead of overtime
  • Having the employee perform duties that are for both exempt and non-exempt workers

If you believe your employer is not paying you fairly, reach out to Donati Law, PLLC today. Our FLSA lawyers in Memphis have years of experience and are prepared to look into your matter. Call to schedule a case evaluation today.

How Do I Report a FLSA Violation?

To file a complaint, you must get in touch with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD). Be sure to provide the information below:

  • Your name
  • Your address and phone number
  • The name of your employer
  • Location of your employer (this may be different than the location you physically worked)
  • Your employer’s phone number
  • Manager or owner’s name
  • A description of the type of work that you did
  • How you were paid (via cash, check, direct deposit, etc.)
  • When you were paid (weekly, semi-monthly, biweekly, etc.)

Their services are free and confidential, whether or not you are documented, and your employer is cannot retaliate against you for filing a complaint with the WHD. For legal guidance, contact our Memphis FLSA lawyers. We have years of experience and are dedicated to protecting employees' rights.

Delivering High-Caliber Legal Representation Since 1980

Since 1980, our firm has become known for delivering legal representation of the highest caliber to the individuals. As a family practice, we make every effort to treat our clients as members of our own family. We are committed to ensuring that our clients are satisfied with our services, from start to finish. We will carefully review the details of your FLSA case in order to determine if your employer has violated federal laws. If so, we will help you take immediate and decisive legal action. We will work hard to recover any wages you are owed.

Our Memphis employment law lawyers have been distinguished in the following ways:

  • Honored with inclusion on the Super Lawyers® list
  • Included in U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"

Need Help? Contact Donati Law, PLLC Today.

If you need help addressing a legal issue related to the FLSA, our firm is ready to provide you with the counsel and guidance you need to take action. We are passionate about protecting the rights of workers. We can answer your questions and create a results-driven strategy specifically for your case.

Give us a call today to speak with us about your legal needs as soon as possible.