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Computer and IT The Computer Professional exemption does not apply to all computer professionals. Learn your FLSA rights by ordering our free overtime and wage claim guide.
Service Technicians Repair and service technicians are frequently denied overtime pay and are not compensated fairly or all hours worked. Contact Kennedy Hodges' overtime attorneys today for help.
Independent Contractors Are you misclassified as an independent contractor? Order a free copy of our wage guide to learn how this affects your paycheck & your overtime.
Cable Installers Satellite and cable TV installers and technicians in are frequently deprived of the overtime wages to which they are lawfully entitled. Contact Kennedy Hodges overtime lawyers today for a consultation.
Sales Representatives Sales agents and representatives should know if they are owed overtime under the FLSA. Order Kennedy Hodges' free wage and overtime book if you believe you have been cheated on your paycheck.
Tipped Employees Waiters and other tipped staff are often victims of wage theft. Tipped employees robbed of wages should order Kennedy Hodges free guide to learn your FLSA rights.
Nurses/Healthcare If you are a nurse or healthcare professional not being paid overtime order a free copy of Kennedy Hodges' wage and overtime book today. Contact our wage lawyers today for a free case review.
Paralegal Find out if you are a paralegal who is owed compensation for overtime. Contact an unpaid overtime lawyer at Kennedy Hodges for a free, confidential consultation about your case.
Oil, Gas, Field Workers Many oil and gas field service technicians are improperly classified as exempt employees and are not paid for all the hours they have worked.
Call Center Workers Call center workers are frequently forced to work off the clock and are deprived of the overtime wages to which they are lawfully entitled. Contact a Kennedy Hodges' overtime lawyer today for a free case evaluation.
Banking Industry Many banking, mortgage and insurance employees are being deprived of fair wages and overtime. Order Kennedy Hodges' free wage guide to learn how to recover your back pay.
Retail Store Employees The retail industry is filled with unlawful pay practices and wage violations. Order Kennedy Hodges' free guide to learn your FLSA rights under the labor laws.
Accountants & Auditors Accountants and auditors without CPA are eligible to overtime. Learn more with a free copy of The 10 Biggest Mistakes that can Hurt Your Wage and Overtime Claim.
Bookkeepers & Clerks Bookkeepers and clerks may be eligible to overtime pay. If you have been denied your wages order our free guide to learn your wage and overtime rights.
Other Workers We Help Denied your proper wages? Contact an employment lawyer from Kennedy Hodges to discuss what rights workers have under the labor and employment laws.

State governments and public agencies still subject to FLSA regulations

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City and state government FLSA regulationsIf you work for a state or local government agency you may be under the impression that these agencies cannot make mistakes. After all, they should be well aware of the wage and hour laws when it comes time to issuing your paycheck, right?
Wrong.
Just because you work for a public agency doesn’t mean that they are always on the straight and narrow. There is a lot of room for mistakes when everybody just assumes that the payroll department is functioning properly.
Case in Point
The city of Frederick, Oklahoma, has agreed to pay 29 current and former employees $60,911 after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor turned up minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The U.S. Department of Labor investigation found several employees who were incorrectly classified as exempt from receiving overtime pay, including police officers, and water, sewer and electrical workers.
Employees required to work long hours without pay
Many of the employees involved in the case were required to work long hours but were either paid straight time for overtime or were given comp time off at straight time rates.
Public agency employers like state governments or interstate governmental agencies are still subject to the minimum wage, overtime and recordkeeping regulations of the FLSA.
The FLSA and Comp Time
Under certain conditions, state or local government agency employees may receive compensatory time off, but at a rate of not less than one and one-half hours for each overtime hour worked, instead of cash overtime pay.
If your employer is not paying you overtime or pays you straight time for overtime, order our free book to learn everything you need to know about wage and overtime claims under the FLSA. You can also send us a contact form to tell us about your case.
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