In Georgia, certain workers who put in more than 40 hours per week must be paid a minimum hourly wage of $10.88. This figure is one-and-a-half times the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, which is used in lieu of the state minimum wage of $5.15. Overtime wage laws were originally established to protect America’s workers from being taken advantage of by their employers. Manual laborers, firefighters, police officers and other first responders are typically covered by overtime laws. However, there are numerous types of positions that are exempt from earning overtime pay.
Administrators, executives and other professionals who earn an average salary of $455 per week may be legally exempt from earning additional pay for working more than 40 hours in a week. The criteria for overtime exemption are determined by the Fair Labor Standards Act. These are four main job classifications that are not entitled to overtime pay:
If you feel that you are entitled to overtime pay and your employer refuses to pay it, contact Reddy Law Firm, P.C. We are experienced employment law attorneys in Atlanta who are available to protect your right to fair compensation as a worker.