Employment Law

Not getting paid at work? DMCA can help.

Does your boss fail to pay you on time? Have you missed a paycheck? Are you being paid less than the minimum wage? Are you not being compensated for overtime work? If so, you may be entitled payment under federal law.

The Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that most non-exempt employees be paid timely and be paid at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Additionally, the FSLA requires that most non-exempt employees be compensated at a rate of 1.5 times their normal wage (time and a half) for any time worked over 40 hours in a week. These laws generally apply to workers regardless of their legal status in the United States and regardless of whether they have authorization to work in the United States.

If your employer fails to timely pay you at least the minimum wage or fails to appropriately compensate you for overtime hours, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against your employer in federal court. If successful, the judge may award back pay and an additional payment equal to the amount you are owed, plus attorney fees and court costs. Thus, if your employer failed to pay you $5,000 in wages, you may be entitled to a payment of $10,000, plus attorney fees and court courts. Federal law also prohibits employers from retaliating (e.g., termination, demotion, pay cut, etc.) against employees for bringing actions under the FLSA in good faith.

If you are not being paid as required under federal law, DMCA may be able to help. With years of experience in immigration law, we are now taking FLSA cases in the Austin and San Antonio areas, and we would be happy to provide you with a free consultation to evaluate your case. Please contact us today at (512) 222-1284 or toll-free at (866) 690-1844.

 

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