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Know your rights and seek quality legal guidance in Georgia

State and federal wage laws can be complex and contradictory. The Reddy Law Firm, P.C. has dedicated more than 15 years to helping people understand state and federal labor guidelines and receive the compensation they deserve. K.P. Reddy provides advice and guidance to employers seeking to comply with overtime policies and also helps employees recover lost wages and unpaid overtime.

The Federal Fair Labor Standards Act and overtime

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) governs employers engaged in interstate commerce or with greater than $500,000 in business each year. Nonexempt employees are entitled to receive overtime pay for any hours worked beyond 40 in one workweek. An employee’s overtime pay rate is one and one half times their regular rate of pay.

Exempt employees are not entitled to overtime pay. To be considered exempt, an employee must receive at least $455 per week on a salary basis and perform specified job functions. Exempt employees and their job duties must fall into one of the following categories:

  • Executive
  • Professional
  • Administrative
  • Outside sales professional
  • Computer professional
  • Highly compensated employee earning more than $100,000 annually

Job titles and exempt statuses

Wage and hour laws do not consider job titles when determining exempt or nonexempt status. Each employee must satisfy the federal salary and job function criteria established by the FLSA wage law. Exemptions do not apply to the following employees:

  • Manual laborers and other blue collar workers who perform repetitive operations, such as carpenters, plumbers, ironworkers and longshoremen
  • Police officers
  • Firefighters
  • Paramedics
  • Various first responders emergency medical technicians, rescue workers and hazardous materials workers

Contact an Atlanta law firm with proven legal strategies to help you recover overtime pay

The Reddy Law Firm, P.C. focuses on clients’ specific needs and situation. The firm offers free initial consultations and flexible fee structures for clients throughout Georgia. For all your overtime pay questions and concerns, contact a reliable attorney at (678) 629-3246 or online.