The right to receive overtime pay in Arizona is governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal law.
There are exceptions to this law, however.
Here are a few key facts about overtime wages and your legal rights.
The FLSA automatically qualifies eligible workers to receive overtime. Workers who are typically provided with overtime pay include:
If you work more than 40 hours per week, it is generally true that the FLSA ensures you will receive at least time-and-a-half pay for that work.
Overtime laws are meant to prevent workers from being unfairly exploited by an employer.
• Hourly workers tend to get the most focus when it comes to protecting workers, meaning salaried employees receive fewer protections.
•The FLSA outlines that executives, administrators and other professionals who earn at least $455 per week do not have to be paid overtime.
•To fit the criteria in a way that prevents overtime eligibility, an employee must perform a certain type of work that is typically “white collar” in nature.
•Exceptions are made for some professions that would ordinarily be exempted from receiving overtime such as nurses and paralegals. The FLSA explicitly protects these professionals.
If you believe you are entitled to overtime pay and your employer has violated this right, schedule a free consultation with a Phoenix employment lawyer at Tyler Allen Law Firm who will protect your legal rights!